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Sulhampstead Abbots

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"SULHAMPSTEAD ABBOTS, a parish in the hundred of Reading, county Berks, 6 miles S.W. of Reading, its post town. The village is situated near a branch of the Great Western railway, and is intersected by the Avon and Kennet navigation. The parish includes the hamlet of Graizeley. The living is a rectory annexed to that of Sulhampstead Banister, in the diocese of Oxford, value £600, in the patronage of Queen's College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Mary or St. Bartholomew. The parochial charities produce about £25, of which £17 go to a Sunday-school. Sulhampstead House is the principal residence."

"GRAIZELEY, (or Grasley or Grazeley) a tything in the parish of Sulhampstead-Abbots, hundred of Reading, 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 from Berkshire FHS (members only) and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.

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Archives & Libraries

In addition to those listed on the Berkshire home page, see the Research Wiki from Family Search (the Church of Latter-day Saints (Genealogical Society of Utah))

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Church History

Further information about some of the churches can be found below:

  • Church of England: Grazeley Holy Trinity is closed
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Sulhampstead Abbots was in the hundred of Reading

You can see the administrative areas in which Sulhampstead Abbots has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

  • Sulhamstead House was the manor house of Sulhamstead Abbots and is now the Thames Valley Police's training centre and museum, more details from Wikipedia
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU645679 (Lat/Lon: 51.406467, -1.07408), Sulhampstead Abbots which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

Sulhampstead Abbots was in the Bradfield Union.  For more information, see Poorhouses.