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Ashampstead

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"ASHAMPSTEAD, a parish in the hundred of Moreton, in the county of Berks, 10 miles to the N.W. of Reading, its post town. The living is a perpetual the diocese of Oxford, value £80, in the patronage of the Rev. W. Sykes and Simeon's Trustees. The church is dedicated to St. Clement. There are charities amounting to £12."

"ASHAMPSTEAD GREEN, a hamlet in the parish of Ashampstead in the county of Berks."

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 (members only) and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.

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Archives & 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 & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Ashampstead was in the hundred of Morton

You can see the administrative areas in which Ashampstead 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU570764 (Lat/Lon: 51.48369, -1.180527), Ashampstead which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

Ashampstead was in the Bradfield Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.