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Ufton

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"UFTON, (or Ufton Nervet), a parish in the hundred of Theale, county Berks, 7½ miles S. W. of Reading, its post town. The village is situated on the river Kennet. The parish has included the hamlet of Ufton Greys since 1442, previously a distinct parish. The surface is hilly, and much of the land is in common. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Oxford, value £426, in the patronage of Oriel College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The church of Ufton Greys has long been in ruins. The parochial charities produce about £15 per annum, derived from fuel allotment. There is a partly endowed free school. R. B. de Beavoir, Esq., of Englefield, is lord of the manor.

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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Historical Geography

  • Ufton was in the hundred of Theale

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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