Alternative names: Burfield
Parish church: St. Mary
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1559
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607
- Primitive Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist
Parishes adjacent to Burghfield
- Sulhamstead Abbots
- Sulhamstead Bannister
- Reading St Giles
- Stratfield Mortimer
- Reading St Mary
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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- 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