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Chieveley

The large, scattered village of Chieveley lies four and a half miles north of Newbury, on the Downs. The large parish included the chapelries of Leckhampstead, Oare and Winterbourne, the townships of Curridge and Snelsmore, and the hamlet of North Heath. The main road from Newbury to Oxford runs through the parish. The soil is mostly loam, with some stiff clay on the high ground, sand at Oare, gravel at Snelsmore and alluvium in the Winterbourne valley. More than half the land was arable, a seventh permanent grass, and a small amount woodland.

Further reading
Wordie, R. (ed.), ‘Enclosure In Berkshire, 1485-1885’ (Reading, 2000) pp.38-41.


Acreage: 9217
Population 1801: 735
  1831: 1129
  1861: 1161

 

OS Map Grid Ref(s): 27, 35

 

Parliamentary Enclosure Maps & Awards

Chieveley (1812) - Ref: Q/RDC/54A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Chieveley (1812) - Ref: Q/RDC/54B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Chieveley (1817 (Curridge)) - Ref: D/P34/26B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Chieveley (1817 (Curridge)) - Ref: D/P34/26B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

 

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