- Hamstead Marshall
Hamstead Marshall is a
villageand civil parishin the English county of Berkshire.
Location and amenities
It is situated in the district of
West Berkshire, south-west of Newbury, on the Berkshire- Hampshireborder. The parish covers nearly 2,000 acres, and contains scattered settlements such as Ash Tree Corner, Chapel Corner, Holtwood and Irish Hill. There is a 12th century church, a village hall, a public housecalled the White Hart, a Dogs' Trustcanine rescue kennels and the Organic Research Centre at Elm Farm.
Hamstead Marshall has three sites of medieval
motte-and-bailey castles, all on private land, one of which is the possible site of Newbury Castle.
The village was for many years the home of the Earls of Craven.
William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven (1608-1697)built a mansionthere, originally intended as a residence for Charles I's sister, Elizabeth of Bohemiathough she died before construction began. It burnt down in 1718. The Cravens later expanded a hunting lodge to live in instead.
* [http://www.hamsteadmarshall.net Village website]
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