"BRACKNAL, (or Bracknell), a hamlet in the parish of Easthampstead [now a separate parish formed from parts of Warfield and Winkfield in 1851.], hundred of Ripplesmere, in the county of Berks, 4 miles from Wokingham. It is a station on the Richmond, Staines, and Reading branch of the London and South-Western railway. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Warfield, in the diocese of Oxford, in the gift of the bishop. The church, an elegant stone structure in the pointed style, was erected in 1851. There is much fine scenery and many good residences in the neighbourhood.
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 and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.
|Holy Trinity, Bracknell, Church of England|
|St Andrew, Priestwood, Church of England|
|St Martin, Chavey Down, Church of England|
|St Paul (CofE & URC), Bracknell, Church of England|
|Congregational Church, Bracknell, Congregational|
|Easthampstead Park Cemetery, Bracknell, Cemetery|
|Larges Lane Cemetery, Bracknell, Cemetery|
|Binfield Road Primitive Methodist Church, Priestwood, Primitive Methodist|
|London Road Methodist Church, Bracknell, Wesleyan Methodist|
|Methodist Chapel, Bracknell, Methodist|
|St Joseph, Bracknell, Roman Catholic|
|St Margaret Clitherow , Bracknell, Roman Catholic|
Further information about some of the churches can be found below:
- Roman Catholic:
- St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bracknell (the old "iron" church was built in 1895 and pulled down and rebuilt in the 1960s).
- Saint Margaret Clitherow was built in 1972 and closed in 2011
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