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Copyright Penelope Stokes 2014
107 households were listed in the 2001 census
but there are now 117. Most are owner-
occupied, with about 20 association houses.
About 14 flats and houses are privately rented.
Very few of Hamstead’s houses are second
The 2001 census counted 267 heads, an
increase on 1991, which found 248 people in
The civil parish comprises 1,850 acres/749
hectares, four miles west of Newbury,
Latitude is 51.38831°(+N/-S).
and longitude is -1.40973°(-W/+E).
The Ordnance Survey grid reference is SU
For centuries the most northerly stream of the
river Kennet formed the northern boundary,
but in 1991 this boundary was pushed a little
further north, and now runs along the railway.
The western boundary also changed in 1991,
and now runs along Old Lane.
The river Enborne forms part of the southern
(Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service with
permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern
Adjoining parishes (clockwise from north)
are Speen, Enborne, East Woodhay (Hants),
West Woodhay and Kintbury.
All of Hamstead to the west of Ash Tree
Corner lies within the North Wessex Downs
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Hamstead Marshall lies within the Kintbury
ward of West Berkshire Council. For details of
the two councillors who represent the ward
and a summary of services see West Berkshire
UK Parliament: Newbury constituency MP is
Richard Benyon (Con). You can ring his local
office on 01635 551070 or his House of
Commons office on 0207 219 8319.
European Parliament UK constituency:
South East. These 10 MEPs represent
The polling station is the village hall.
For non-urgent enquiries ring 101.
Hamstead Marshall is part of TVP Hungerford
There is a police station at Hungerford (31
Park Street) RG17 0EA, open from 10.00 to
14.00 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Kintbury’s PCSO Joanna King covers Hamstead
Marshall. She can be contacted on 07970
145703 or 0845 8 505 505 (TVP HQ).
The Kintbury neighbourhood policing team
publishes an online monthly report on local
issues. The current issue can be accessed the
Hamstead Marshall’s Parish Plan was adopted
by West Berks Council in 2007, since when
many of its planned actions have been
completed, thanks to funding from a variety of
sources such as WBC, Vibrant Villages,
Greenham Common Trust and North Wessex
The Village Design Statement (VDS) is a
separate document defining the character of
the village for the purposes of future planning.
It was drawn up in consultation with village
residents over two years, and was adopted by
WBC in August 2009.