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Bright Waltham

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"BRIGHT WALTHAM, (or Brightwalton, or Brickleton), a parish in the hundred of Faircross, in the county of Berks, 3 miles to the W. of East Ilsley. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford, of the value of £700, in the patronage of J. R. Harman, Esq.

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

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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Church History

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Bright Waltham was in the hundred of Faircross

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History

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

Bright Waltham was in the Wantage Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.