Harwell, Berkshire Family History Guide

Harwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Harwell

  • Milton
  • Chilton
  • East Hendred
  • Sutton Courtenay
  • Didcot
  • Hagbourne

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Harwell, a parish in the hund. of Moreton, union of Wantage, county of Berks; 6½ miles east by north of Wantage, and in the line of the Great Western railway. One of the termini of a projected railway from Oxford to the Great Western is in this parish. Living, a vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Berks and dio. of Salisbury, now in the dio. of Oxford; rated at £12 4s. 2d. ; nett income £220. Patron, in 1835, Sir J. Chetwode, Bart. There are here a daily school, endowed with 5 cottages and 22 acres of land; and 3 infant schools; also an almshouse for 6 widows. Acres 2,720. Houses 157. A.P. £4,709. Pop., in 1801, 671; in 1831, 780. Poor rates, in 1838, £552 19s.

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


Marriages at Harwell 1559-1837

Marriages at Harwell 1559-1837 – UK Genealogy Archives


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

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