Wargrave Local History Society

Latest News - March 2013

Annual General Meeting - Wargrave Tithe Map and Terrier of 1840

The March meeting began with the AGM, when the coming year's committee was elected, and details of the 2013-14 pro-gramme given. Following the formal part of the meeting, a presentation by Philip Smith on the history of his house in the village, and people who had lived there, was shown, and then Peter Delaney and Richard Lloyd showed how the Wargrave tithe map and its associated terrier (together making the earliest fully detailed survey of the village) and the 1841 census could be used to discover much about the village's inhabitants and the use of the land at that time.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 9th, when we will welcome Michael Aris and Neville White to speak about The Duke of Wellington's Country House at Stratfield Saye - telling us about both the man and the house, and then on Tuesday May 14, Leslie Grout, a Windsor Castle 'Blue Badge' guide, will come to tell us about the history of St George's Chapel, Windsor.