Welcome to the website of

Hamstead Marshall

a picturesque and historic village lying between the
Kennet and Enborne rivers, four miles west of Newbury
in West Berkshire. The name applies to a Saxon
manor, a church parish of twelfth-century foundation
and a civil parish since 1896. All fall within roughly the
same boundary, enclosing nearly three square miles of
gently rolling farm and park land.
Out and about in the village? Look out for
Just moved to Hamstead Marshall? See the village A-Z 
for a comprehensive list of local services. Worth a look
even if you have lived here for a long time, covering
contacts for everything from accountancy, through free
range eggs and the harvest supper, to vets, window
cleaning and yoga. Regularly updated.
Your comments and questions are welcome.
Copyright Penelope Stokes 2013
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what’s happening
noticeboard latest village news
what’s on upcoming village events
Hamstead Hornet quarterly news

leisure and pleasure
getting around maps; public
transport; cycling; horse-riding

village admin

local history
A-Z of houses historical gazetteer

local history books

St Mary’s Church

open for business
local business homepage
community market, oil group, broadband

now take the tour...
gallery a choice of four slide shows of
village scenes past and present

Your comments and questions are welcome.
Copyright Penelope Stokes 2014
Local history books by Penelope Stokes
Click titles for details

the story of Hamstead Marshall

an illustrated history

Racing in Berkshire and beyond 1700 - 1905

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