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The William Bishop Trust

This charity was set up in 1846 to establish a church school for the poor children in the Parish of Ufton Nervet. The trust can benefit students under the age of 25 years who have attended SUN school and are in need of financial help towards the furtherance of their education. Such a student can make an application for help for specialist clothing, tolls, books, musical instruments and any other item needed for the continuation of their study.

Contact: Mrs S Price.

Telephone: 0118 983 2058 or Email:

Ufton Nervet Fuel Allotment Charity

Provides last resort grants/relief of need to individuals within the electoral area of Ufton Nervet and Sulhamstead and can assist with community projects.

Contact: Simon Lindley (Secretary)

The Dame Elizabeth Marvyn Charity

Lady Marvyn, the wife of Sir John Marvyn of Wiltshire, died in 1581, and in her will made provision for the annual distribution of wheat, canvas and cloth to the "poore of Ufton". Before marrying Sir John, Elizabeth had been the wife of Richard Perkins, the owner of the manor of Ufton Robert, and after Sir John’s death she returned and bought Ufton Pole manor, which included Ufton Court. Over the years, the tradition of "The Ufton Dole" has been somewhat altered, so that all eligible households now receive two large loaves of bread and in some cases, towels. Traditionally, these households were those in the old parish of Ufton, as it existed before the creation of civil parishes in 1894. This included some houses in the modern parishes of Padworth, Beenham and Englefleld but excluded a sizeable number of newer houses actually in the village of Ufton Nervet itself. In 2018 the trustees decided to include these as well.

The "Dole" is still distributed every year, on a Thursday in Lent, from the same window above the terrace at Ufton Court.

For more information, please contact: Richard Smith (Hon Secretary and Treasurer) Email:

In order to carry out its objects, the charity holds and processes personal data. This is carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Privacy Notice below..

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