Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Denchworth

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.


"DENCHWORTH, a parish in the hundreds of Wantage and Ock, in the county of Berks, 2½ miles N.W. of Wantage. It extends along the river Ock, and comprises some of the richest pasture-land in England. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Oxford, value £130, in the patronage of Worcester College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. James, is an old Gothic building, consisting of transepts, nave, chancel, and tower, and contains some ancient monuments and brasses to the Hyde family. The tithes were commuted for land, under an Enclosure Act, in 1801. The charities amount to £9 per annum. There is a Wesleyan chapel. It was formerly the seat of the families of Hyde, Fettiplace, and Geering."

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 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))


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Denchworth area or see them printed on a map.


Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Denchworth which are provided by:



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Denchworth to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Denchworth 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.

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