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Sparsholt is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire. Kingston Lisle is a chapelry of Sparsholt.

Other places in the parish include: Fawler.

Parish church: Holy Rood

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Sparsholt

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SPARSHOLT, a parish in Wantage and Faringdon districts, Berks; near the Wilts and Berks canal, 2 miles SSW of Challow r. station, and 3½ W of Wantage. It includes Kingston-Lisle and Fawler; and has a postal pillar-box under Wantage. Acres, 6,340. Real property, £8,340. Pop., 863. Houses, 190. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £363.* Patron, King’s College, Oxford. The church is chiefly decorated English, and has a peculiar Norman doorway. A chapel of ease is in Kingston Lisle. There are a national school, and charities £20.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Sparsholt, 2 miles S.W. Wantage. P. 903.

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


Marriages at Sparsholt 1559-1812

Marriages at Sparsholt 1559-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


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