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Read a brief history of the village of Hamstead Marshall here.
Davis’ map of Newbury in 1849
also covers the parish, but the
accuracy of some detail is
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
Hamstead listed buildings and
protected sites are detailed here.
The architectural development of
St Mary’s Church over nine
centuries can be viewed here.
If you are researching ancestors
from Hamstead Marshall you may
find this page of genealogical
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