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West Hendred

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"WEST HENDRED, (or Little Hendred), a parish in the hundred of Wantage, county Berks. It contains East Ginge and Sparsholt Court. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Oxford, value £613, in the patronage of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The parochial charities produce about £4 per annum.

"EAST GINGE, a tything in the parish of West Hendred, hundred of Wantage, county Berks, 3 miles S.E. of Wantage.

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))


Church History

Further information about some of the churches can be found below:

  • Holy Trinity church: Painted Light, Berkshire Family Historian, Vol 34 Sep 2010, p 11 describes the story behind two stained glass windows presented by Susannah REEVES (1829-1913) for her husband John Kingham REEVES (1800-1879)

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Historical Geography

  • West Hendred was in the hundred of Wantage

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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