"WARGRAVE, a parish and post town in the hundred of the same name, county Berks, 2 miles from the Great Western railway station, and 3 S.E. of Henley. The village is situated on the Thames at the ferry. It was formerly a market town under the bishops of Winchester. In the reign of Edward VI. it was given to the Nevilles, of Billingbear. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Oxford, value £226. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains a monument to T. Day, Esq., author of "Sandford and Merton," and a W. window. It has been restored. The parochial charities produce about £296, of which £241 go to Pigott's school for both sexes. The Wokingham Union poorhouse is in this parish."
"BIRCHET'S GREEN, (or Burchetts Green), a small village in the parishes of Wargrave and Hurley, in the county of Berks, 8 miles from Reading, and 4 from Twyford station on the Great Western railway. It is situated on a commanding site, adjoining the beautiful demesne of Sir East Clayton East, Bart., and enjoys an extensive view over the surrounding country.
"UPPER CULHAM, a tything in the parish of Wargrave, hundred of Binfield, in the county of Berks, 2 miles E. of Henley-on-Thames.
From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland(1868). Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003.
Other descriptions can be found from other periods in various trade directories covering Berkshire from the early 19th century onwards and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.