Alternative names: Beenham, Beenham Vallence
Parish church: St. Mary
Parish registers begin:
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic
Beenham, or Benham-Valence, a parish in the hund. of Reading, union of Bradfield, county of Berks; 8 miles west-south-west of Reading, on the post-road to Newbury. Living, a discharged vicarage in tbe archd. of Berks and dio. of Salisbury; valued at £7 17s.; gross income £212. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. J. Bushnell. The tithes of this parish, the property of the lord of the manor and vicar, were commuted in 1811. There are an infant and a Sunday school in this parish. Pop., in 1801, 381; in 1831, 360. Houses 87. Acres 1,890. A.P. £2,516. Poor rates, in 1837, £133.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.
Beenham, 7 m. S.W. Reading. P. 421.
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.