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Historical Research

This page covers historical research currently being undertaken by villagers.

Everyone is welcome to participate but if you, or a group of friends, are interested in a specific subject then please make that known when volunteering. Please contact me via email at so you can be assigned to a subject. Please also use this email address should you wish to be added to the Q&A Ampney and Friends WhatsApp group.

Names in square brackets have volunteered for these subjects.

  • History of Ampney Park
  • Manchester to Southampton Railway [Gerry Westmacott]
  • Sterrys Mill [Sandie Westmacott]
  • The Butchers Arms and Ampney Brewery [Paul Brice]

Published Articles

As part of our research we can use newspapers as source material and many of these have now been digitised by the British Newspaper Archive (A Findmypast company). Images prior to 1914 are the Copyright of the British Library Board. We have been able to obtain permission to use up to 20 images on the website as reasonable usage, anything beyond that quantity may require a small license fee, therefore it is unlikely we would go beyond that figure. The following notice will be displayed on any webpage where an image is used: Newspaper image © The British Library Board. All rights reserved. With thanks to The British Newspaper Archive (

Images from after 1914 are under copyright to other parties and separate permissions are required. Some copyright owners have not been traced by The British Newspaper Archive and these images are marked image © Successor rightsholder unknown and we are only required to apply the following credit: With thanks to The British Newspaper Archive. Images marked Image © Reach PLC. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD will require permission from Reach PLC to reproduce. This permission is arranged through Mirrorpix but nothing of value has currently been found.