Sulhamstead Abbots is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Alternative names: Sulhampstead Abbots

Other places in the parish include: Grazeley, Grasley, and Graizeley.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin:

Sulhamstead Abbots:

  • Parish registers: 1602
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1612


  • Parish registers: 1850
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1850

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Sulhampstead Abbots

Parish History

Sulhamstead Abbots

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SULHAMPSTEAD-ABBOTS, a parish in Bradfield district, Berks; 2 miles S by E of Theale r. station, and 5¾ SW of Reading. Post town, Sulhampstead-Bannister, under Reading. Acres, with S.-B., 2,951. Real property, £2,525. Pop., 357. Houses, 76. S. House is the seat of M. G. Thoyts, Esq. The living is a rectory united with Sulhampstead-B., in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £668. Patron, Queen’s College, Oxford. The church is good; and there are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £25.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Sulhampstead, Abbot’s, co. Berks.

P. T. Reading (38) 6 m. SW b W. Pop. 364.

A parish in the hundred of Reading, through which runs the river Kennet. Here is a small endowed school, with a house for the master and mistress. Living, a rectory with that of Sulhampstead Bannister, in the archdeaconry of Berks and diocese of Salisbury; valued in K. B. 10l. 6s. 0½d.; church ded. to St. Bartholomew; patron, Queen’s College, Oxford.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. III; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.


The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Graisley, a tything in the parish of Salhampstead-Abbots, county of Berks; 6 miles south-west of Reading. Acres 1,400. Houses 15. A.P. £726. Pop., in 1801, 87; in 1831, 66.

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

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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

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