Hamstead Marshall
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Copyright Penelope Stokes 2014
Read a brief history of the village of Hamstead Marshall here.
old maps
other links
family history
John Rocque mapped the whole
of Berkshire in 1761. See the
Hamstead Marshall area extracted.

Davis’ map of Newbury in 1849
also covers the parish, but the
accuracy of some detail is
questionable.

The Ordnance Survey First
Edition
of one inch to the mile
was compiled from surveys taken
over a long period (1820s-70s)
and therefore shows detail which
developed over that timespread;
the map is not a snapshot of any
one time. Commons that were
enclosed in 1815, for example,
are shown alongside railways
built in the 1840s.
This village gazetteer of
Hamstead’s house and place
names includes individual house
histories and names some past
occupants.

Hamstead listed buildings and
protected sites are detailed
here.

The architectural development of
St Mary’s Church over nine
centuries can be viewed
here.

See English Heritage's report of
the
1996 geophysical survey of
Hamstead's ancient sites.
If you are researching ancestors
from Hamstead Marshall you may
find
this page of genealogical
sources useful.
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