Sulhamstead Bannister, Berkshire Family History Guide

Lychgate of the former Church of England parish church St Michael, St Michael's Lane, Sulhamstead Bannister, Berkshire
Lychgate of the former Church of England parish church St Michael, St Michael’s Lane, Sulhamstead Bannister, Berkshire. The church was rebuilt in either 1815 (according to the Victoria County History) or 1914 (according to The Buildings of England) and demolished in the 20th century by Michael Ford. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Sulhamstead Bannister is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Alternative names: Meals, Sulhampstead Bannister

Other places in the parish include: Sulhamstead Bannister Upper End and Sulhamstead Bannister Lower End.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1646
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Sulhamstead Bannister

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SULHAMPSTEAD-BANNISTER, a parish in Bradfield district, Berks; 1¾ mile S of Theale r. station. It has a post-office under Reading. Real property, £1,738. Pop., 261. Houses, 54. The living is annexed to Sulhampstead-A. The church is ancient; and there is a national school.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Sulhampstead, Bannister, co. Berks.

P. T. Reading (38) 5 m. SW b W. Pop. 315.

A parish in the hundred of Theale, through which runs the river Kennet; living, a rectory with that of Sulhampstead Abbot’s, in the archdeaconry of Berks and diocese of Salisbury; valued in K. B. 6l. 5s.; church ded. to St. Michael; patron, Queen’s College, Oxford.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. III; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

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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