"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 and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.