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Woolhampton, Berkshire

Historical Description

Woolhampton, a parish, with a pleasant village, in Berks, on the G.W.R., on which it has a station called Midgham, 7 miles E of Newbury. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Acreage, 719; population, 452. The manor belongs to the Burn Blyth family. Woolhampton House is a fine mansion of red brick standing in a well-timbered park of about 150 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £152 with residence. The church, rebuilt in 1861, is a building of flint in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel,nave, transepts, S porch, and a small western turret with spire. There are Congregational and Roman Catholic chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBerkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWoolhampton St. Peter 
HundredTheale 
Poor Law unionNewbury 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1636.


Churches

Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter, situated on an eminence, is a structure of flint, in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave and transepts, south porch and a small western turret with spire containing 3 bells; it was rebuilt in 1857 at the expense of the late James Blyth esq. and affords 200 sittings.

Congregational

Congregational Chapel

There is a small Congregational chapel, built in 1768.

Roman Catholic

St. Mary

There is a Catholic church dedicated to St. Mary.


Civil Registration

Woolhampton was in Hungerford Registration District from 1837 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Woolhampton from the following:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.


Maps

Online maps of Woolhampton are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Berkshire papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Berkshire 1532, 1566, and 1665-6 is available online.

CountyWest Berkshire
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtRG7
Post TownReading