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Woolhampton

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"WOOLHAMPTON, a parish in the hundred of Theale, county Berks, 7 miles E. of Newbury, and 10 W. of Reading. It is a station on the Reading section of the Great Western railway. The parish is intersected by the navigable river Kennet and the Kennet and Avon canal. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford, value £210. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, contains some ancient tombs and an antique font. The Roman Catholics and Independents have chapels. There are a few small charities."

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 (members only) 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 Records

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Woolhampton was in the hundred of Theale

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

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History

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU575672 (Lat/Lon: 51.400925, -1.174819), Woolhampton which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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