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Barkham

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"BARKHAM, a parish in the hundred of Charlton, in the county of Berks, 3 miles to the S.W. of Wokingham, its post town. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford, of the value of £350, late in the patronage of C. L. Gower, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. James. The principal residence is Barkham House, the seat of the Clives."

"LANGLEY COMMON, a village in the parish of Barkham, county Berks, 3 miles N.W. of Wokingham."

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

  • Barkham was in the hundred of Charlton

You can see the administrative areas in which Barkham 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 SU780664 (Lat/Lon: 51.391289, -0.880357), Barkham which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

Barkham was in the Wokingham Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.