Baulking, Berkshire

Baulking with Woolstone is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Berkshire, created in 1848 from Baulking chapelry and Woolstone chapelry in Uffington Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Balking, Bethelking, Baulking, Balking with Woolstone

Other places in the parish include: Woolstone.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1849

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Baulking

  • Stanford in the Vale
  • Shrivenham
  • Shellingford
  • Uffington
  • Kingston Lisle
  • Sparsholt

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Baulking, anciently Bethelking, a hamlet and chapelry, formerly a market-town, in the parish of Uffington, hund. of Shrivenham, county of Berks; 3½ miles south-east of Farringdon, in the vicinity of the Great Western railway, and Berks and Wilts canal. Here is a chapel, the curacy of which is annexed to the vicarage of Uppingham. The great and small tithes of this township, the property of the lay-impropriator and vicar, commuted in 1777. Pop., in 1801, 173; in 1831, 185. Houses 19. Acreage with the parish. A.P. £2,798. Poor rates, in 1837, £151.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Baulking, 5 m. fr. Wantage. P. 193.

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


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