From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland(1868). Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003.
On its south-eastern side, the parish of Enborne adjoins the Wash Common district of Newbury. The boundary between the two formerly ran along a Bronze Age trackway which cut north-south across the common, dividing it into Enborne Wash (about one third) and Newbury Wash (two thirds). In 1934, the town boundary moved a few hundred yards westwards to the road (Enborne Street), thus taking the whole of the former common (which was by now undergoing development) into Newbury. Wash Common was never a civil parish, and only became an ecclesiastical parish (created from bits of St Michael's (Enborne) and St John's (Newbury) in 1963.
|St George the Martyr, Wash Common, Church of England|
|St Luke Mission Church, Wash Common, Church of England|
|St. Michael and All Angels , Enborne, Church of England|
|Enborne Row, Enborne, Independent|
|St. Francis de Sales, Wash Common, Roman Catholic|
Further information about some of the churches can be found below:
- Church of England:
- Wash Water Independent Methodist / Congregational/URC Chapel from Berkshire FHS. Closed in 1990, the site on Essex St is marked by a plaque.
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- Enborne was in the hundred of Kintbury Eagle
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Enborne was in the Newbury Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.