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Farnborough

"FARNBOROUGH, a parish in the hundred of Compton, county Berks, 5 miles S.E. of Wantage, its post town, and 9 N. of Newbury. It is situated on the Berkshire Downs. The greater portion of the parish is in downs and sheepwalks. The surface is hilly, and the springs lie at a great depth. The village is small, and wholly agricultural. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Oxford, value £291. The church is an ancient Norman structure, dedicated to All Saints, and has monuments of the Prices, and a handsome font. There is a free school for both sexes. The Bramshill hounds meet 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))

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Farnborough area or see them printed on a map.

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

  • Farnborough was in the hundred of Compton

You can see the administrative areas in which Farnborough 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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

Farnborough was in the Wantage Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.