Welcome to the website of
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.
leisure and pleasure
local history books
St Mary’s Church
open for business
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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