Ashampstead Berkshire Cassey History Gazetteer and Directory of Berkshire and Oxfordshire 1868

Ashampstead Church, Berkshire by Ray Stanton
Ashampstead Church, Berkshire by Ray Stanton [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Is a small village and parish, 10 miles west from Reading, 9 from Wallingford, and 45 from London, in the hundred of Moreton, union of Bradfield, and diocese of Oxford. The church of St. Clement is a plain structure, which was repaired in 1849. The living is a vicarage, annual value £80, in the alternate gift of the Rev. William Sykes, and the trustees of the late Rev. Charles Simeon. Here is a school, supported by voluntary subscriptions. The Baptists and Primitive Methodists have each a small chapel here.

The population in 1861 was 385; the acreage is 2,057.

John Hopkins, Esq., is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is clay and chalk.

Letters arrive from Reading at 9 a.m. ; dispatched at 5 p.m.

Holding Rev. John, M.A., Vicarage

Nullis Mr. Isaac

Smith Mr. Thomas

Albury James, wheelwright

Butler William, carpenter

Fuller Henry, baker & shopkeeper

Hancock James, tailor and shopkeeper

Isley Charles, shopkeeper

Lanfear William, farmer

Nullis George, shoemaker

Poole Henry, farmer, valuer, and land agent, Pitt house

Robins John, blacksmith

Shepherd Thomas, farmer

Shepherd Thomas Edward, farmer

Source: Edward Cassey and Co.’s History, Gazetteer and Directory of Berkshire and Oxfordshire 1868.

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