Finchampstead is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FINCHAMPSTEAD, a parish in Wokingham district, Berks; near the river Blackwater, the boundary with Hants, and the Reading and Guildford railway, 3½ miles SSW of Wokingham. It was known to the Saxons as Flinchamstede; and it formerly had a cattle fair on the first Wednesday of April. Post town, Wokingham. Acres, 3,926. Real property, £4,275. Pop., 637. Houses, 130. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £500. Patron, the Rev. Edward St. John. The church is Norman, with a square tower, and was recently restored. There are a Baptist chapel, a free school, and about 57 acres of fuel allotment.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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