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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.
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Just moved to Hamstead Marshall? See the village A-Z for a comprehensive list of local services
Your comments and questions are welcome.
Copyright Penelope Stokes 2013
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

Hamstead Marshall homepage

what’s happening
noticeboard latest village news
what’s on upcoming village events
Hamstead Hornet quarterly news sheet

leisure and pleasure
getting around maps; public transport; cycling; horse-riding
local walks
wildlife watch
village societies
village hall

village admin
facts & figures
parish council
parish plan
village design statement
WBC services

local history
homepage and old map links
village history in brief
A-Z of houses historical gazetteer
listed buildings and sites 
family history sources

local history books
“Craven Country
“Enborne & Wash Common”
“Free Rein”

St Mary’s Church
homepage with contacts
service times
architectural history
rectors since 1241

open for business
local business homepage community market, oil group, broadband
village hall hire
local suppliers directory 

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

Your comments and questions are welcome.
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Copyright Penelope Stokes 2014