Beenham Vallence Berkshire Family History Guide

Alternative names: Beenham, Beenham Vallence

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic

Parishes adjacent to Beenham Vallence

  • Bucklebury
  • Padworth
  • Ufton Nervet
  • Aldermaston
  • Woolhampton
  • Bradfield

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Beenham, or Benham-Valence, a parish in the hund. of Reading, union of Bradfield, county of Berks; 8 miles west-south-west of Reading, on the post-road to Newbury. Living, a discharged vicarage in tbe archd. of Berks and dio. of Salisbury; valued at £7 17s.; gross income £212. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. J. Bushnell. The tithes of this parish, the property of the lord of the manor and vicar, were commuted in 1811. There are an infant and a Sunday school in this parish. Pop., in 1801, 381; in 1831, 360. Houses 87. Acres 1,890. A.P. £2,516. Poor rates, in 1837, £133.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Beenham, 7 m. S.W. Reading. P. 421.

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


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