"BEARWOOD, a village in the parish of Hurst, hundred of Sonning, in the county of Berks, 2 miles to the S. [W!] of Wokingham. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Oxford, value £40, in the patronage of J. Walter, Esq., M.P. BearWood is the seat of the Walters."
"BROAD HINTON, a liberty in the parochial chapelry of Hurst, which was formerly in the hundred of Amesbury, in the county of Wilts, but is now included in the county of Berks, 3 miles to the N. of Wokingham."
"NEWLAND, a liberty in the parish of Hurst, hundred of Sonning, county Berks, 4 miles W. of Wokingham."
"WHISTLEY HURST, a liberty in the parish of Hurst, hundred of Charlton, county Berks, 5 miles N.E. of Reading."
"WINNERSH, a liberty in the parish of Hurst, county Berks, 3 miles N. of Wokingham."
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.
|St Catherine, Bearwood, Church of England|
|St Mary the Virgin, Winnersh, Church of England|
|St Nicholas, Hurst, Church of England|
|Sindlesham Baptist, Sindlesham, Baptist|
|Sindlesham Baptist, Winnersh, Baptist|
|Whistley Green, Baptist|
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Hurst was in the Wokingham Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.