"COURAGE [aka Curridge], a tything in the parish of Chieveley, in the county of Berks, 3 miles N. of Newbury. There is a large tract of common.
"LECKHAMPSTEAD, a chapelry in the parish of Chieveley, hundred of Faircross, county Berks, 7 miles N. of Newbury, its post town, and 3 N. of Chieveley. The village is considerable, but chiefly agricultural. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Chieveley, in the diocese of Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. James, is a modern edifice, in which is a circular font encircled by a scroll of foliage. The Marquis of Downshire is the sole owner."
"OARE, (or Cure), a chapelry in the parish of Chieveley, hundred of Faircross, county Berks, 5 miles N.E. of Newbury, and 5 from Ilsley. The village is small and chiefly agricultural. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Chieveley, in the diocese of Oxford. The church is a small edifice, without a tower, not capable of containing more than 70 persons. The Society of Friends have a burial-ground.
"SNELSMORE, a tything in the parish of Chieveley, county Berks, 4 miles N. of Newbury."
"WINTERBOURN, a chapelry in the parish of Chieveley, county Berks, 3 miles N.W. of Newbury."
From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland(1868). Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003.
|Friends Meeting House, Oare, Society of Friends|
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- Society of Friends: A hotbed of Quakers in Chieveley in 1864 is revealed in the records of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire church court, at a time when it was illegal to worship anywhere other than in the Church of England (from Vol 23, 2003 page 2 of the Berkshire Echo).
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- Chieveley was in the hundred of Faircross
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Chieveley was in the Newbury Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.