"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 from Berkshire FHS (members only) and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.
|St Bartholomew, Arborfield, Church of England|
|The Garrison Church of St Eligius, Arborfield, Church of England|
|Dissenters Chapel, Arborfield Cross, Congregational|
Descriptions of some of the churches can be found at:
- Congregational Chapel - wooden chapel built in 1899, now closed (and demolished?). For early history, see The History of the Congregational Churches in the Berks, etc
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Arborfield to another place.
- Arborfield was in the hundred of Sonning
You can see the administrative areas in which Arborfield has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU753668 (Lat/Lon: 51.395249, -0.91907), Arborfield which are provided by:
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- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Arborfield was in the Wokingham Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.