Uffington, Berkshire Family History Guide

Uffington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Woolstone.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1654

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker

Parishes adjacent to Uffington

  • Compton Beauchamp
  • Lambourn
  • Baulking with Woolstone
  • Shrivenham
  • Longcott
  • Kingston Lisle

Historical Descriptions


The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Woolstone, anciently Wolverichton, a chapelry in the parish of Uffington, hund. of Shrivington, union of Farringdon, county of Berks; 5½ miles south by east of Great-Farringdon, south of the Great Western railway. Living, a curacy sub-ordinate to the vicarage of Uffington. Tithes commuted in 1777. There is a daily female school here, founded in 1832. The boys of this township are eligible to the endowed school at Uffington. Acreage with the parish. Houses 37. A. P. £2,021. Pop., in 1801, 208; in 1831, 270. Poor rates, in 1838, £117 16s.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Wolstone, 4½ miles from Wantage. P. included in Uffington.

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