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Englefield

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"ENGLEFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Theale, county Berks, 6 miles W. of Reading, its post town. The river Kennet passes through the neighbourhood, and the Pangbourne station on the Great Western railway is about 1 mile S. of the village. This place was called Englafeld by the Saxons, and an engagement took place here between them and the Danes, in which the latter were defeated. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford, value £450. The church is a very old edifice, and contains many monuments and tombs of the Englefield and other families. The parochial charities produce about £30 per annum. There is a National school. Englefield House is the residence of R. B. de Beauvoir, Esq., who is lord of the manor."

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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Archives & Libraries

In addition to those listed on the Berkshire home page, see the Research Wiki from Family Search (the Church of Latter-day Saints (Genealogical Society of Utah))

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Englefield was in the hundred of Theale

You can see the administrative areas in which Englefield has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

  • A small group of plans which have strayed from the Englefield Estate archive are available from the BRO (D/EZ175).
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    Maps

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU624720 (Lat/Lon: 51.443563, -1.103546), Englefield which are provided by:

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    Poor Houses, Poor Law

    Englefield was in the Bradfield Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.