West Hanney

West Hanney, Berkshire Family History

West Hanney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Other places in the parish include: East Hanney and Poughley.

Parish church: St. James

Parish registers begin: 1564

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to West Hanney

  • Charney Bassett
  • Garford
  • East Challow
  • Grove
  • Denchworth
  • Ardington
  • East Lockinge
  • West Hendred
  • Steventon
  • Wantage
  • Marcham
  • East Hendred
  • Drayton
  • Lyford
  • Sutton Courtenay

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Hanney (West), a parish in the hund. and union of Wantage, county of Berks; 3¾ miles north-north-east of Wantage, on the eastern bank of the river Ock, and in the line of the Great Western railway, and the Berks and Wilts canal. It comprises the township of East Hanney, and the chapelry of Lyford. Living, a discharged vicarage, with the curacy of Lyford, formerly in the archd. of Berks and dio. of Salisbury, now in the dio. of Oxford; rated at £22 12s. 6d.; gross income £210. The church is a handsome Norman edifice. There are 4 daily schools here, 2 of which are endowed. Charities, in 1836, about £614 16s. 2d. per annum, £585 9s. of which consisted of the proceeds of Oliver Ashcombe’s endowment for 10 almshouses at Lyford, which are inhabited by 3 poor people from East Hanney, 3 from West Hanney, and 4 from Lyford. The annual expenditure from this charity, in 1836, amounted to £201 5s., and it was proposed to erect 8 new almshouses. Acres 3,060. Houses 231. A. P. £6,848. Pop., in 1801, 989; in 1831, 1,161. Poor rates, in 1838, £653 4s.

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


Marriages at West Hanney 1564-1837

Marriages at West Hanney 1564-1837 - UK Genealogy Archives


Hanney Kellys Berkshire Directory 1869


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