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Stratfield Mortimer

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"STRATFIELD MORTIMER, a parish chiefly in the hundred of Theale, county Berks, but partly in that of Lower Holdshott, county Hants, 8 miles S. by W. of Reading. It is a station on the Basingstoke branch of the Great Western railway. The parish, which is extensive, includes some patches of fir plantation and common. The village is considerable. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £941, and the vicarial for £244, besides 83 acres of impropriate glebe valued at £60, and 32 acres of vicarial glebe valued at £40. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Oxford, value £246, in the patronage of Eton College. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. Mary. The Independents have a place of worship. There are parochial schools supported by subscription. In the vicinity are remains of a Roman amphitheatre attached to the ancient station of Silchester."

"WEST-END MORTIMER, a tything in the parish of Stratfield Mortimer, counties Berks and Hants, 8 miles N. of Basingstoke.

"WOKEFIELD, (or Okefield), a tything in the parish of Stratfield Mortimer, county Berks, 5 miles S.W. of Reading.

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 and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.


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Historical Geography

  • Stratfield Mortimer was chiefly in the hundred of Theale (Berkshire) but partly in that of Lower Holdshott (Hampshire)
  • West End Mortimer is shared between Berks and Hants,

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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