Finchampstead  Berkshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Finchampstead like this:

FINCHAMPSTEAD, a parish in Wokingham district, Berks; near the river Blackwater, the boundary with Hants, and the Reading and Guildford railway, 3½ miles SSW of Wokingham. It was known to the Saxons as Flinchamstede; and it formerly had a cattle fair on the first Wednesday of April. Post town, Wokingham. ...

Acres, 3, 926. Real property, £4, 275. Pop., 637. Houses, 130. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £500.* Patron, the Rev. Edward St. John. The church is Norman, with a square tower, and was recently restored. There are a Baptist chapel, a free school, and about 57 acres of fuel allotment.

Finchampstead through time

Finchampstead is now part of Wokingham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wokingham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Finchampstead itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Finchampstead, in Wokingham and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd January 2019

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