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Bucklebury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Marlstone, Marleston, and Hawkridge.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BUCKLEBURY, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict in Bradfield district, Berks. The village stands on an affluent of the Thames, 3¼ miles NNW of Woolhampton r. station, and 6 ENE of Newbury; and has a post office under Reading, and a large iron foundry. The parish includes also the tythings of Hawkridge and Marlstone. Acres, 5,252. Real property, £4,876. Pop., 1,178. Houses, 262. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to Reading Abbey; was given, at the dissolution, to John Winchcombe, commonly called Jack of Newbury; passed, by marriage, to the famous Lord Bolingbroke; reverted to the descendants of Winchcombe; and belongs now to their representative, W. H. H. Hartley, Esq. A fine Tudor mansion was built on it by Jack of Newbury, and visited, in Lord Bolingbroke’s time, by Swift; but has been destroyed. Bucklebury common is an elevated undulating tract, commanding fine views. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Marlstone, in the diocese of Oxford. value, £453. Patron, W. H. H. Hartley, Esq. The church is Norman, with low square tower and small spire; and contains monuments of the Winchcombes. There are an Independent chapel, and an endowed school with £37. The subdistrict contains nine parishes. Acres, 23,949. Pop. 5,532. Houses, 1,178.

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

Bucklebury, 4 miles N.E. Newbury. P. 1277.

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: Newbury
Poor Law Union: Bradfield
Hundred: Reading
Province: Canterbury