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HER Number MWB3802
Record Type Monument
Name INKPEN VILLAGE

Grid Reference SU 35 63
Map Sheet SU36SE
Parish Inkpen, West Berkshire
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Summary

Parish with several small settlements and a 13th century church; the name appears in 10th century charters

Other Statuses and Cross-References

  • Berkshire SMR No. (pre 2000): 01894.00.000

Monument Type(s):

  • VILLAGE (Early Medieval/Dark Age to Early 21st century - 410 AD to 2050 AD)

Full Description

INKPEN VILLAGE. RECORDED IN 935 AND IN DOMESDAY. ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH DATES BACK TO THE 13TH CENTURY, AND IS LOCATED TO THE SW OF THE VILLAGE. THE MODERN VILLAGE IS POLYFOCAL AND SPREAD OVER A WIDE AREA. THERE ARE MANY WELLS IN THE VILLAGE SHOWN ON THE 1:10000 OS MAP

The parish of Inkpen has several dispersed settlements: in the 21st century the most densely populated areas are named Inkpen, Lower Green and Upper Green, but these names reflect modern growth. On the First Edition Ordnance Survey <1>, Lower Green is marked as 'Inkpen', and this is also where the 13th century church, the Old Rectory (now Inkpen House) and Manor Farm are focussed. Upper Green is a hamlet of cottages and farms including Kirby Farm, adjacent to Kirby House. Modern day Inkpen has largely grown up around Inkpen Common.

Sources and further reading

---Unknown. 1736. Chirograph of 1736 about land in Inkpen. [Object / SWB148984]
<01>Landmark. 1872-85. Digital Ordnance Survey Mapping Epoch 1, 1:2500. Digital. 1:2500. [Map / SWB14341]
<02>Gray, E W (ed)?. pre 1839. The History and Antiquities of Newbury and its Environs. p285-8. [Monograph / SWB11182]
https://archive.org/details/historyandantiq00unkngoog (Accessed 16/07/2019)
<03>1841. Inkpen Tithe Map. [Map / SWB12642]
<04>Morgan, P (ed). 1979. Domesday Book - Berkshire. DB5. 61a. [Monograph / SWB14587]
http://opendomesday.org (Online copy of Domesday Book by Prof Palmer, University of Hull. Accessed 04/01/2016)
<05>Betjeman, J and Piper, J (eds). 1949. Murray's Berkshire Architectural Guide. p131. [Monograph / SWB10404]
<06>Driscoll, F J. 1945. Inkpen and its Church. p1-15. [Monograph / SWB13129]
<07>White, J. 1985. The Inkpen Saga. [Monograph / SWB14048]
<08>Martin, E A. 1993. Inkpen Yesterday. [Monograph / SWB12746]
<09>2000?. Ancient and modern : a celebration of the Second Millennium, in the form of a short history of The United Benefice of West Woodhay with Enborne, Hamstead Marshall, Inkpen and Combe. [Unpublished document / SWB148366]
<10>Timmins, G. 2010. Inkpen - A Village History. [Unpublished document / SWB148379]
<11>Page and Ditchfield (eds). 1924. Victoria County History (VCH) Berks IV 1924. Vol 4. p200-205. [Monograph / SWB10281]
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/berks/vol4 (Accessed 24/09/2015)

Related Monuments

MWB3808Bridgemans, Inkpen (Building)
MWB3807Craven Hill (formerly Bread Oven Cottage) (Building)
MWB3803INKPEN (Place)
MWB3804INKPEN (Place)
MWB15766Inkpen House (Garden) (Landscape)
MWB21199Possible site of Inkpen Mill - approximate location (Monument)
MWB3810Puddle Wharf, Weavers Lane, Inkpen (Building)
MWB3805St Michael's, Inkpen (Building)
MWB3806The Mead, Lower Green, Inkpen (also known as Cruck Cottage) (Building)
MWB16258The Old Rectory, also called Inkpen House (Building)
MWB19896Kintbury Hundred (Place)

Associated Excavations and Fieldwork

  • None recorded