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East Garston

"EAST GARSTON, a parish in the hundreds of Lambourn and Moreton, county Berks, 3 miles S.E. of Lambourn, and 6 N.E. of Hungerford station. It is situated on the river Lambourn, a branch of the Kennet, and is well wooded. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Oxford, value £239, in the patronage of Christ Church College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a handsome structure, with square tower. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel, and there is a National school, with an endowment of £6 per annum. Sir Robert Burdett is lord of the manor.

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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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which East Garston 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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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

East Garston was in the Hungerford Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.