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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.


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))


Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Boxford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.




Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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