"APPLEHOUSE HILL, a named area, in the parish of Hurley, in the county of Berks, possibly extending into the parish of Bisham."
"BIRCHET'S GREEN, (or Burchetts Green), a small village in the parishes of Wargrave and Hurley, in the county of Berks, 8 miles from Reading, and 4 from Twyford station on the Great Western railway. It is situated on a commanding site, adjoining the beautiful demesne of Sir East Clayton East, Bart., and enjoys an extensive view over the surrounding country.
"KNOWL HILL, a village and ecclesiastical district in the parish of Hurley, county Berks, 4 miles S.W. of Maidenhead. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Oxford, and patronage of the Vicar of Hurley. There is also a small place of the same name in county Surrey, about 4 miles E. of Guildford."
"LADY PLACE, a demesne in the parish of Hurley, hundred of Beynhurst, county Berks, 3 miles S.W. of Great Marlow. It is situated at the ferry on the Thames, and is celebrated in history as the place where the planners of the Revolution met in 1688, and on this account it was visited by William III., George III., and Paoli. The mansion was erected by the Lovelaces (Lords Hurley) at the commencement of the 17th century, on the site of the old crypts of a Benedictine cell to Westminster Abbey. There are still remaining some portions of the ancient priory, including the refectory, and a saloon said to have been painted by Santa Rosa."
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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