Burghfield Berkshire Family History Guide

Alternative names: Burfield

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include:

  • Primitive Methodist
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Burghfield

  • Sulhamstead Abbots
  • Sulhamstead Bannister
  • Reading St Giles
  • Englefield
  • Shinfield
  • Theale
  • Tilehurst
  • Stratfield Mortimer
  • Reading St Mary

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Burghfield, or Burfield, a parish in the hund. of Theale, union of Bradfield, county of Berks; 5 miles south-west of Reading. Living, a rectory, formerly in the archd. of Berks and dio. of Salisbury, now in the dio. of Oxford; rated at £14 19s. 2d.; gross income £883. Patron, in 1835, the Earl of Shrewsbury. There are a daily and a day and Sunday school in this parish. Pop., in 1801, 738; in 1831, 965. Houses 176. Acres 4,700. A.P. £6,189. Poor rates, in 1837, £428.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Burghfield, 4 miles S. Reading. P. 1115.

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


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