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"ARBORFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Sonning, in the county of Berks, 3 miles to the S.W. of Oakingham. It is situated on the river Loddon. The the diocese of Oxford, value £345, in the patronage of Lord Braybrooke. The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew, and is a plain edifice, with a wooden belfry. Arborfield Hall is an old mansion, the seat of the Standens, of which family Edward Standen, the last heir male, is the lover in Gay's ballad of "Molly Mogg.""

"ARBORFIELD CROSS, a hamlet in the parish of Arborfield, in the county of Berks."

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.


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Historical Geography

  • Arborfield was in the hundred of Sonning

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

Arborfield was in the Wokingham Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.