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"BARKHAM, a parish in the hundred of Charlton, in the county of Berks, 3 miles to the S.W. of Wokingham, its post town. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford, of the value of £350, late in the patronage of C. L. Gower, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. James. The principal residence is Barkham House, the seat of the Clives."

"LANGLEY COMMON, a village in the parish of Barkham, county Berks, 3 miles N.W. of Wokingham."

From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland(1868). Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003.

Other descriptions can be found from other periods in various trade directories covering Berkshire from the early 19th century onwards, from Berkshire FHS, and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.

Archives and Libraries

In addition to those listed on the Berkshire home page, see the Research Wiki from Family Search (the Church of Latter-day Saints (Genealogical Society of Utah))


  • St James, Church Lane, Church of England


  • St James, Church Lane, Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Barkham area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

You can see pictures of Barkham which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Barkham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Barkham to another place.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU780664 (Lat/Lon: 51.391235, -0.880353), Barkham which are provided by:

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

Barkham was in the Wokingham Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.