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Finchampstead (St. James)

FINCHAMPSTEAD (St. James), a parish, in the union of Wokingham, hundred of Charlton, county of Berks, 3 miles (S. S. W.) from Wokingham; containing 530 inhabitants, and comprising 3926a. 20p. Henry VI. granted a charter for a fair on Whit-Monday and the two following days, which has fallen into disuse; but at West-court, in the parish, a fair for cattle is held on April 23rd. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £12. 9. 4½.; net income, £500; patron and incumbent, the Rev. H. E. St. John.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.