"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.
Further information about some of the churches can be found below:
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Ashampstead to another place.
- 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.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU570764 (Lat/Lon: 51.48369, -1.180527), Ashampstead which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Ashampstead was in the Bradfield Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.