West Shefford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.
Other places in the parish include: Shefford Woodlands.
Alternative names: Great Shefford
Parish church: St Mary
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1571
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1606
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
Shefford (West or Great), a village and a parish in Hungerford district, Berks. The village stands on the river Lambourn, 5½ miles N by W of Kintbury r. station, and 5½ NE by N of Hungerford; and has a post-office, of the name of Great S., under Hungerford. The parish contains also the hamlet of Shefford-Woodlands, which likewise has a post-office under Hungerford. Acres, 2,196. Real property, £3,806. Pop., 538. Houses, 123. The manor and most of the land belong to the Marquis of Downshire. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £856. Patron, Brasenose College, Oxford. The church is ancient but good; and has a round Norman tower, with octagonal perpendicular upper story. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a parochial school, and charities £12.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851
Shefford (West), a parish in tie hund. of Kintbury-Eagle, county of Berks; 5¼ miles north-north-east of Hungerford, on the south-western bank of the Kennet. Living, a rectory, formerly in the archd. of Berks and dio. of Salisbury, now in the dio. of Oxford; rated at £14 13s. 4d.: gross income £889. Patrons, the principal and fellows of Brazen-nose college, Oxford. The Primitive Methodists have a church here, formed in 1830; and there are 4 daily schools. Charities, in 1836, £9 15s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £100 9s. Acres 2,430. Houses 117. A. P. £3,316. Pop., in 1801. 422; in 1831, 559.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.
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- County: Berkshire
- Civil Registration District: Hungerford
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
- Diocese: Pre-1836 - Salisbury, Post-1835 - Oxford
- Rural Deanery: Newbury
- Poor Law Union: Hungerford
- Hundred: Kintbury Eagle
- Province: Canterbury