Welcome to the website of

Hamstead Marshall
a picturesque and historic village lying between the Kennet
and Enborne rivers, four miles west of Newbury in West
Berkshire. The name applies to a Saxon manor, a church
parish of twelfth-century foundation and a civil parish since
1896. All fall within roughly the same boundary, enclosing
nearly three square miles of gently rolling farm and park land.
Out and about in the village? Look out for
Just moved to Hamstead Marshall?
See the village A-Z for a comprehensive list of local
services: contacts for everything from accountancy,  
free range eggs, vets and window cleaning to yoga.
Regularly updated. Worth a look even if you have lived
here for a long time.

And don’t miss the Hamstead Hornet.

what’s happening
noticeboard latest village news
what’s on upcoming village events
Hamstead Hornet quarterly news

leisure and pleasure
getting around maps; public
transport; cycling; horse-riding

village admin

local history
A-Z of houses historical gazetteer

local history books

St Mary’s Church

open for business
local business homepage
community market, oil group, broadband

now take the tour...
gallery a choice of four slide shows of
village scenes past and present

Your comments and questions are welcome.
Copyright Penelope Stokes 2015
Local history books by Penelope Stokes
Click titles for details

the story of Hamstead Marshall

an illustrated history

Racing in Berkshire and beyond 1700 - 1905

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