From Lyson's Magna Britannia - Berkshire, 1806
"STREATLEY, a parish in the hundred of Moreton, county Berks, 10 miles N.W. of Reading, its post town, and 6 S.W. of Wallingford. The village is on the river Thames, near the Great Western railway and the ancient Icknield Street. The soil consists of chalk and loam. The river flows here in two streams, and is crossed by a double bridge to the village of Goring, in Oxfordshire, at which place is a station on the Great Western railway. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Oxford, value £250, in the. patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Mary or St. John the Baptist. The parochial charities produce about £28 per annum. There are endowed and parochial schools. J. S. Bowles, Esq., is lord of the manor. Here was formerly a Dominican convent."
"WESTEREDGE, (or Westridge), a hamlet in the parish of Streatley, county Berks, 4 miles S.E. of East Ilsley, and 6 S. of Wallingford, on the river Thames.
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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Streatley was in the Bradfield Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.