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Brimpton

"BRIMPTON, a parish in the hundred of Faircross, in the county of Berks, 5 miles to the E. of Newbury. It is situated in a pleasant district on the border of Hampshire, on the banks of the river Kennet, and is bounded on the S. by the Emborne, a branch of the Kennet. The Hungerford branch of the Great Western railway passes near the village. A preceptory of the Knights Templars is said to have existed here in the 13th century. The living is a the diocese of Oxford, of the value of £351, in the patronage of the Rev. G. B. Caffin, incumbent. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The charitable endowments of the parish produce £24 per annum. Some remains of another ancient church are found here."

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.

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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))

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

  • A tithe map for Brimpton is held by the BRO (D/P26)

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

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History

  • Tithe map for Brimpton is held by the BRO (D/P26).
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

Brimpton was in the Newbury Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.