Shaw cum Donnington
"DONNINGTON, a hamlet in the parish of Shaw cum Donnington, hundred of Faircross, in the county of Berks, 1 mile N. of Newbury. It is situated on the river Kennet, and is joined to Shaw. On the heath are the gateway and remains of a castle, built by the Adderburys, from whom it descended, through the poet Chaucer, the De la Poles, Brandons, and Parkers, to the Hartleys. In the Civil War the castle was garrisoned for Charles I., and withstood two sieges, in the first of which three of its towers were demolished, but was relinquished in 1644, after the second battle of Newbury. The Priory, the Castle, and the Grove, built by Andrews, the historian, are the principal seats. The hospital, called God's House, was originally founded in 1392 of Richard de Adderbury, and rebuilt in 1570, at the petition of the Earl of Nottingham, when its name was changed to Queen Elizabeth's Hospital, for a minister and twelve poor brethren."
From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland(1868). Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003.
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Shaw cum Donnington was in the Newbury Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.