Burghfield Berkshire Family History Guide



St Mary the Virgin, Burghfield, Berkshire
Church of England parish church of St Mary the Virgin, Burghfield, Berkshire by Michael Ford. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Alternative names: Burfield

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include:

  • Primitive Methodist
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Burghfield

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BURGHFIELD, or Burfield, a parish in Bradfield district, Berks; on the river Kennet, and on the Reading and Basingstoke railway, 2½ miles N of Mortimer station, and 5 SW of Reading. It has a post office under Reading. Acres, 4,237. Real property, £6,996. Pop., 1,139. Houses, 256. The property is much subdivided. Part of the land is common. A bed of sand and cockle shells a foot thick, under soft stone, was found at Hose hill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £700. Patron, the Earl of Shrewsbury. The church was rebuilt in 1843. There are two Methodist chapels, a national school, and charities £21.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Burghfield, or Burfield, a parish in the hund. of Theale, union of Bradfield, county of Berks; 5 miles south-west of Reading. Living, a rectory, formerly in the archd. of Berks and dio. of Salisbury, now in the dio. of Oxford; rated at £14 19s. 2d.; gross income £883. Patron, in 1835, the Earl of Shrewsbury. There are a daily and a day and Sunday school in this parish. Pop., in 1801, 738; in 1831, 965. Houses 176. Acres 4,700. A.P. £6,189. Poor rates, in 1837, £428.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Burghfield, 4 miles S. Reading. P. 1115.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

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Administration

  • County: Berkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bradfield
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
  • Diocese: Pre-1836 – Salisbury, Post-1835 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Reading
  • Poor Law Union: Bradfield
  • Hundred: Theale
  • Province: Canterbury