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Aldermaston, Berkshire Family History

Aldermaston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Aldermaston

  • Bucklebury
  • Beenham Valence
  • Stratfield Mortimer
  • Pamber
  • Padworth
  • Baughurst
  • Wasing
  • Silchester
  • Tadley
  • Woolhampton

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Aldermaston, a parish and market-town in the hund. of Theale, union of Bradfield, Berks; 8 miles east of Newbury, to the south of the post-road to Reading. It stands on the river Kennet, which is here navigable. Living, formerly in the archd. of Berks and dio. of Salisbury, now in the dio. of Oxford; rated at £12 12s. 8½d. A market is held every Friday ; and there are fairs on the 6th May, 7th July, and 11th October, for horses, cattle, and pedlery. Pop., in 1801, 672; in 1831, 636. Houses 128. Acres 2,240. A. P. £3,596. Poor rates, in 1837, £285 — Aldermaston house, the seat of William Congreve, Esq., built in 1530, is remarkable for its fine old painted windows and its noble massive staircase adorned with statues. The hall is very lofty, and surrounded by a spacious gallery.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Aldermaston, 7 miles S. E. Newbury. P. 662.

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

Crosby’s Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1815

Aldermaston, (Berks.) A neat village, beautifully situated on an eminence that overlooks the river Kennet, and only 3 miles dist. from Silchester, the famous Roman station. It has 2 annual fairs, viz. May 6, and July 7. Population 678. Inn, the Hind’s head. A road on the left to Basingstoke.

Gentlemen’s Seats. Aldermaston House, (W. Congreve, esq.) and beyond on the right, Wasing House, (W. Mount, esq.)

Source:  Crosby’s Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1815; Baldwin, Cradock & Joy.


Aldermaston - Kelly’s Post Office Directory 1869 - Google Books

Aldermaston Cassey History, Gazetteer and Directory of Berkshire and Oxfordshire 1868


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