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"BINFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Cookham, in the county of Berks, 4 miles to the N.E. of Wokingham, and 2 from Bracknell, its post town. It is situated in Windsor Forest. The Wokingham and Staines branch of the South-Western railway crosses the parish, and the Great Western railway passes near it. The village is scattered, but there are several very the diocese of Oxford, of the value of £628, including 15 acres of glebe, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a neat structure, in the pointed style of the latter part of Edward III's reign; in 1848 a new north aisle was added, and the church entirely restored; in 1859 a further addition was made to the chancel. It contains monuments to Admiral Vernon and Mrs. Macaulay, the historian. There is a National school, partly supported by endowment. The parochial charities amount altogether to £82 per annum." (There is more of this description).

"AMEN CORNER, a hamlet in the parish of Binfield 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.

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Historical Geography

  • Binfield was in the hundred of Cookham

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History

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

Binfield was in the Easthampstead Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.