Whitchurch is an Ancient Parish partly in Berkshire and partly in Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Whitchurch Tollhouse and Saltney Meads.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1585
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1639

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHITCHURCH, a parish, with a village, in the district of Bradfield, and partly in Berks, but chiefly in Oxfordshire; on the river Thames, near Pangbourn r. station, and 6 miles WNW of Reading. It has a post-office under Reading. Acres, 2,070. Real property, £3,973. Pop., 857. Houses, 176. The manor, with Combe Lodge, belongs to S. W. Gardiner, Esq. Swanston House is the seat of A.Forbes, Esq.; Thames Bank House, of J. Willan, Esq.; and Uplands, of W. B. Wood, Esq. A bridge, rebuilt in 1853, gives communication across the Thames with Pangbourn. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £500. Patron, the Bishop of O. The church was restored and enlarged in 1858. There are a free school, and charities £27.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Berkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bradfield
  • Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and the Archdeaconry of Oxford
  • Diocese: Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Henley
  • Poor Law Union: Bradfield
  • Hundred: Langtree
  • Province: Canterbury

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