Hamstead Marshall
The Hamstead Hornet is an independently produced newsheet which has been recording Hamstead Marshall’s news since December 1996. It is published in March, June, September and December.

The Hamstead Hornet records planning applications, property for sale, parish council decisions, forthcoming and recent events in the village. It does not usually cover anything outside the village of Hamstead Marshall, and it does not take paid adverts.

The Hamstead Hornet is a digital publication, posted online each quarter.

If you would like to receive notification and a link by email when each new issue is posted online, please send your email address to
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

St Mary’s Church
architectural history
rectors since 1241

open for business
local business homepage
community market, oil group, broadband
village hall hire
village suppliers directory
A-Z of other local services

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 2018

local history books by Penelope Stokes
“Craven Country SOLD OUT
“Enborne & Wash Common” SOLD OUT
“Free Rein: Racing in Berkshire and Beyond 1700-1905”
“The Common Good: the story of Greenham Common”