Sandhurst, Berkshire Family History Guide

Sandhurst is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Berkshire, created in 1756 from chapelry in Sonning Ancient Parish. Crowthorne is a chapelry of Sandhurst.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1603
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1579

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SANDHURST, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Easthampstead district, Berks. The village stands on the river Blackwater, 1¼ mile N W of Wellington College r. station, and 4¾ S by E of Wokingham; and has a post-office under Wokingham. The parish comprises 4,562 acres. Real property, £2,968. Pop. in 1851, 815: in 1861, 1,271, of whom 226 were in the Military college. Houses, 172. The property is subdivided. Extensiveimprovements were made, and numerous houses erected, in recent years. S. Lodge is the seat of R. Gibson, Esq. The Military college stands in beautiful park-like grounds, about 2 miles from the church; was temporarily founded at High Wycombe in 1799, removed to Great Marlow in 1802, and brought hither in 1812; is a plain edifice, of centre and two wings, with a handsome Doric portico; includesa riding-school, an observatory, a well-furnished library, and a chapel; and contains accommodation for masters, officers, 300 senior students, and 400 cadets. Wellington college also is in the parish, but will be separately noticed. A hotel was erected near the r. station in 1864. Broadmoor asylum for criminal lunatics was opened in 1863, is an extensive brick edifice, and has accommodation for 500 inmates. There are two large barrows, and remains of a Roman camp. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £200. Patron, the Bishop of O. The church was recently rebuilt; and is in the early English style. There are a large national school, and charities £13. The sub-district is conterminate with the parish.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

Berkshire Archives & Family History Groups

Berkshire Record Office

Berkshire Family History Society

GENUKI Berkshire


England, Berkshire, Reading, Cemetery Records, 1843-1959

Newtown Road Cemetery

Berkshire BMD

Berkshire Gravestones

Find A Grave Berkshire

West Berkshire War Memorials

Calendar of Berkshire Wills

Wellington College Register 1859-1905

Abingdon Union Workhouse Census 1881

Bradfield Union Workhouse 1881

Cookham Union Workhouse 1881

Easthampstead Union Workhouse 1881

Great Faringdon Union Workhouse 1881

Hungerford Union Workhouse 1881

Newbury Union Workhouse 1881

Reading Union Workhouse 1881

Wallingford Union Workhouse 1881

Wantage Union Workhouse 1881

Windsor Union Workhouse 1881

Wokingham Union Workhouse

Berkshire Enclosure Maps

Berkshire History

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Berkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Easthampstead
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Pre-1836 - Salisbury, Post-1835 - Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1846 - Salisbury, Post-1845 - Reading
  • Poor Law Union: Easthampstead
  • Hundred: Sonning
  • Province: Canterbury