Woolstone, a village and a parish, pleasantly situated at the foot of the White Horse Hill, in Berks, 1½ mile S of Uffington Junction on the G.W.R., and 6 miles S from Faringdon. Post town, Faringdon; money order office, Uffington; telegraph office, Uffington railway station. Acreage, 1942; population of the civil parish, 174; of the ecclesiastical, with Balking, 335. The manor belongs to the Earl of Craven. Woolstone Lodge is a chief residence. Many Roman antiquities have been found, and the Roman road known as Icknield Street passes through this parish. The living is annexed to Baulking. The church, which was thoroughly restored in 1867, is an ancient building in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, S transept, S porch, and western bell-gable.
The register dates from the year 1846, previous to which the registers were kept at the mother church at Uffington.
Church of England
All Saints (parish church)
The church of All Saints is an ancient fabric of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south transept, south porch and a western bell gable with one bell: the windows are mostly Decorated insertions: there is a piscina in the chancel, another in the transept and a locker in the nave: the font is a lead basin on a Norman base: the north door is Norman: the edifice was restored throughout in 1867, and has 130 sittings.
Woolstone was in Faringdon Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Wantage Registration District from 1937 to 1974
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Woolstone are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Berkshire papers online:
The Visitations of Berkshire 1532, 1566, and 1665-6 is available online.