West Ilsley  Berkshire


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

ILSLEY (WEST), a village and a parish in Wantage district, Berks. The village stands in a deep valley, under the Downs, near Ickleton street, 1½ mile NW of East Ilsley, and 6¼ S of Steventon r. station; and has a post office under Newbury. The parish comprises 3, 670 acres. Real property, £3, 474. ...

Pop., 432. Houses, 95. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Col. L. Lindsay. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £537. * Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is late poor pendicular, and has a bell turret. There is a national school. Antonio de Dominis, archbishop of Spalatro, and Goodman, bishop of Gloucester, were rectors; and the latter was visited here, in 1644, by Charles I. on his way to Donnington castle.

West Ilsley through time

West Ilsley 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 West Ilsley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th September 2021

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