Bucklebury  Berkshire


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

BUCKLEBURY, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict in Bradfield district, Berks. The village stands on an affluent of the Thames, 3¼ miles NNW of Woolhampton r. station, and 6 ENE of Newbury; and has a post office under Reading, and a large iron foundry. The parish includes also the tythings of Hawkridge and Marlstone. ...

Acres, 5,252. Real property, £4,876. Pop., 1,178. Houses, 262. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to Reading Abbey; was given, at the dissolution, to John Winchcombe, commonly called Jack of Newbury; passed, by marriage, to the famous Lord Bolingbroke; reverted to the descendants of Winchcombe; and belongs now to their representative, W. H. H. Hartley, Esq. A fine Tudor mansion was built on it by Jack of Newbury, and visited, in Lord Bolingbroke's time, by Swift; but has been destroyed. Bucklebury common is an elevated undulating tract, commanding fine views. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Marlstone, in the diocese of Oxford. value, £453.* Patron, W. H. H. Hartley, Esq. The church is Norman, with low square tower and small spire; and contains monuments of the Winchcombes. There are an Independent chapel, and an endowed school with £37. The subdistrict contains nine parishes. Acres, 23,949. Pop. 5,532. Houses, 1,178.

Bucklebury through time

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

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


Date accessed: 27th July 2021

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