Baulking, Berkshire Family History Guide

Baulking with Woolstone is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Berkshire, created in 1848 from Baulking chapelry and Woolstone chapelry in Uffington Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Balking, Bethelking, Baulking, Balking with Woolstone

Other places in the parish include: Woolstone.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1849

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Baulking

  • Stanford in the Vale
  • Shrivenham
  • Shellingford
  • Uffington
  • Kingston Lisle
  • Sparsholt

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Baulking, anciently Bethelking, a hamlet and chapelry, formerly a market-town, in the parish of Uffington, hund. of Shrivenham, county of Berks; 3½ miles south-east of Farringdon, in the vicinity of the Great Western railway, and Berks and Wilts canal. Here is a chapel, the curacy of which is annexed to the vicarage of Uppingham. The great and small tithes of this township, the property of the lay-impropriator and vicar, commuted in 1777. Pop., in 1801, 173; in 1831, 185. Houses 19. Acreage with the parish. A.P. £2,798. Poor rates, in 1837, £151.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Baulking, 5 m. fr. Wantage. P. 193.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


  • County: Berkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Faringdon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
  • Diocese: Pre-1836 – Salisbury, Post-1835 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Abingdon
  • Poor Law Union: Faringdon
  • Hundred: Shrivenham
  • Province: Canterbury