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"BOXFORD, a parish in the hundred of Faircross, in the county of Berks, 4 miles to the N.W. of Newbury, its post town. It is situated on the river Lambourn, a branch of the Kennet, and contains the tything of Westbrook. the diocese of Oxford, of the annual value of £761, in the patronage of the Rev. Dr. Wells. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew. The Wesleyans have a chapel here. There are several charitable endowments of trifling value."

"WESTBROOK, a tything in the parish of Boxford, county Berks, 4 miles N.W. of Newbury, on the river Lambourne."

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 & Libraries

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Boxford itself was in the Hundred of Faircross, but Westbrook was in Kintbury Eagle.

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History

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU433720 (Lat/Lon: 51.445341, -1.378346), Boxford which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

Boxford was in the Newbury Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.