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St Gregory, Welford, Berkshire

(51°27′19″N, 1°24′45″W)
SU 409 731
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Berkshire
now West Berkshire
medieval Salisbury
now Oxford
  • Ron Baxter
28 August 1990, 20 November 2013

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Welford is a village on the river Lambourn in west Berkshire, 5 miles NW of Newbury. To the W of the village is Welford Park, formerly a grange of Abingdon abbey, and the church stands on the eastern edge of the park. The church by T Talbot Bury dates from 1852-55, and consists of a chancel, an aisled nave with a south porch and a round west tower. None of these features are medieval although the round tower copies the original 12thc one. Only the font is Romanesque.


In 1086 the manor of Welford also included land at Leckhampstead, Weston and Boxford. The manor was held in demesne by Abingdon abbey until the Dissolution. Two churches are recorded, one in Welford itself, held by Abingdon Abbey. For the other, see Leckhampstead.





The font at Tidmarsh is almost identical.


G. Tyack, S. Bradley and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Berkshire. New Haven and London 2010, 605-06.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Berkshire. Harmondsworth, 1966, 259-60.

Victoria County History: Berkshire IV (1924), 116-25