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    Newbury
    Ulvritone: Arnulf de Hesdin. 2 mills.
    Town established in Roman times, Saxon and Norman developments. Famous racecourse.

    Newton
    Niwetone: Payne from Gilbert de Bretteville.
    Newton House.

    North Moreton
    Mortune: Ralph from William FitzCorbucion. Church, mill.

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    Odstone
    Ordegeston: William FitzRichard.
    Odstone Farm; Odstone Barn. Odstone Down was a Romano-British settlement.

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    Padworth
    Peteorde: Jocelyn from William d'Eu; Stephen FitzErhard from the king. 3 mills.
    Padworth House.

    Pangbourne
    Pande / Pangeborne: King's land; William from Miles Crispin. Mill.
    On the River Thames; toll gate on bridge. Kenneth Grahame, author of Wind in the Willows lived at Church Cottage.

    Peasemore
    Prax(e)mere: Count of Evreux; Richard from Gilbert de Bretteville; Odelard from Ralph de Mortimer.
    Saxon settlement, with a church dedicated to St. Peada. The manor house was once owned by Geoffrey Chaucer's son.

    Purley
    Porlai / lei: Roger FitzSiegfried; Theodoric the Goldsmith.
    On the outskirts of Reading; Purley Park.

    Pusey
    Peise / Pesei: Gilbert from Abingdon Abbey; St. Pierre-sur-Dives Abbey; Henry from Henry de Ferrers; Roger d'Ivry from Bishop of Bayeux. Church.
    Named after the Pewse family. William Pewse was allegedly given this land for saving King Canute from a Saxon ambush. Edward Bouverie Pusey, leader of the 19th century High Anglican Oxford Movement, lived at Pusey House.

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    Reading
    Radinges / Red(d)inges: King's land and Henry de Ferrers from the king; Battle Abbey holds the church. 6 mills, 5 fisheries.
    County town of Berkshire. Originally an Iron Age settlement, then Roman, then Saxon. St. Mary's Church is partly 13th century. Oscar Wilde was imprisoned here (1895-97), inspiring his Ballad of Reading Gaol.

    Remenham
    Rameham: King's land; formerly Queen Edith. Mill (1000 eels).
    Frederick, Prince of Wales and father of George III, lived at Park Place.

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    Seacourt
    Seuacoorde: Askell from Abingdon Abbey.
    Only Seacourt Stream.

    Shaw
    Essages: Hugh FitzBaldric. Mill.
    Suburb of Newbury; Shaw House; Shaw Farm.

    Sheffield
    Sewelle: Count of Evreux. Mill.
    Now Sheffield Bottom, by Kennet and Avon Canal.

    Shellingford
    Serengeford: Abingdon Abbey before and after 1066, and Gilbert and Wimund from the Abbey. Mill.

    Shinfield
    Selingefelle: King's land. Mill (150 eels), 5 fisheries (550 eels).
    Suburb of Reading; Shinfield Court; Shinfield Grange.

    Shippon
    Sipene: Reginald from Abingdon Abbey. Fishery.
    Suburb of Abingdon.

    Shottesbrook
    Sotesbroc: Alfward the Goldsmith, the king's thane, formerly his father from Queen Edith. Church.
    Shottesbrook Park; Shottesbrook Farm.

    Shrivenham
    Seriveham: King's land. Church, 2 mills.

    Sonning
    Soninges: Bishop of Salisbury; Roger the priest holds a church. 2 mills, 5 fisheries.
    18th century brick bridge over the River Thames; old mill; church with a Saxon coffin lid.

    Sotwell
    Sotwelle: Hugh de Port from Winchester Abbey. Mill.
    Roman remains were found on Sotwell Hill.

    Southcote
    Sudcote: William de Braose. Mill, fishery.
    Suburb of Reading.

    South Denchworth Farm
    Denchesworde: Rayner from Henry de Ferrers; Lawrence from Robert of Stafford. Church.
    Farm in Denchworth.

    South Fawley
    Faleslei: King's land.
    Fawley Manor.

    South Moreton
    Moretune: William Lovett; Humphrey Visdeloup. Church, mill.
    On Mill Brook; moat; church with a Saxon doorway.

    Sparsholt
    Spersold / solt: King's land with Eldred the Priest holding the church; Fulchard from Henry de Ferrers; Hascoit Musard; Roger from Thurstan FitzRolf. Church.
    Sparsholt Field.

    Speen
    Spone: Humphrey Visdeloup. Church, mill.
    Adjoining Newbury; Speen House.

    Standen
    Standene:
    Lost.

    Stanford Dingley
    Stanworde: Gilbert from William FitzAnsculf. Mill.
    Mill.

    Stanford in the Vale
    Stanford: Henry de Ferrers and Henry the Steward from him. 2 mills.
    Once a market town. Stanford Park Farm, Stanford House Farm, and Mill Farm are all nearby.

  • Stanford in the Vale local history site

    Steventon
    Stivetune: King's land, formerly Harold, with Robert d'Oilly holding 13 dwellings. Church, 3 mills.
    On Mill Brook, near the remains of a Norman monastery.

    Stratfield Mortimer
    Stradfeld: Ralph de Mortimer. Church, mill.
    Church with Saxon tomb of Aegelward, son of Kipping.

    Streatley
    Estralei: Geoffrey de Mandeville with Wibert the Priest holding the church. Mill, 2 fisheries.
    On the prehistoric Ridgeway which ran from South Devon to the Wash; attractive Georgian houses; 19th century gabled malt-house.

    Sugworth
    Sogoorde: Abingdon Abbey and Warin from the Abbey.
    Sugworth Farm.

    Sulham
    Soleham: William de Cailly; William from Miles Crispin; Theodoric the Goldsmith. Church.
    Sulham House.

    Sunningwell
    Soningeuuel: Abingdon Abbey and Warin from the Abbey.
    Attractive.

    Sutton Courtenay
    Sud / Suttone / Sudtune: King's land and Henry de Ferrers from the king; Alwin the Priest from Abingdon Abbey.
    Saxon huts were discovered here. Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith was buried here in 1928.

    Swallowfield
    Soanesfelt / Solafel: King's land; Aelfric from Stephen FitzErhard. Mill, 5 fisheries.
    On the River Thames.

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    Thatcham
    Taceham: King's land. Church, 2 mills.
    One of Berkshire's oldest villages with traces of Mesolithic settlement. Markets have been held here since the reign of Henry I.

    Tubney
    Tobenie: Abingdon Abbey and Reinbald from the Abbey.
    Wooded; Tubney Manor Farm.

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    Uffington
    Offentone: Abingdon Abbeya and Gilbert from the Abbey. 11 slaves, mill.
    Below the White Horse, a huge Saxon hill carving.

    Ufton Nervet
    Offetune: Giles, brother of Ansculf.
    Ufton Court; Ufton Park.

    Ufton Robert
    Offetune: A man-at-arms from William FitzAnsculf.
    Ufton Green; Ufton Bridge over the River Kennet.

    Upton
    Optone: Thurstan FitzRolf.
    Partly Norman church; doorway possibly Saxon.

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    Wallingford
    Walengeford / fort / Walingeford / Warengeford: King's land; Abingdon Church; Bishop of Salisbury; Bishop of Winchester; William FitzCorbucion; various king's thanes with Roger the Priest holding a church. Market.
    Attractive town, strategically important since prehistoric times for its ford over the River Thames, crossed by the Conqueror on his way to take London.

    Waltham St. Lawrence
    Waltham: King's land, formerly Queen Edith.
    Now Waltham St. Lawrence; site of a Roman temple nearby.

    Wantage
    Wanetinz: King's land with William the Deacon holding third of church. Mill.
    Town; tiny Norman church. King Alfred was born here in 849.

    Warfield
    Warwelt: King's land, formerly Queen Edith.
    Warfield Hall; Warfield House; Warfield Chase; Warfield Park.

    Wargrave
    Weregrave: King's land, formerly Queen Edith. Mill, 3 fisheries (3000 eels).
    On the River Thames; Wargrave Manor.

    Wasing
    Walsince: Bernard the Falconer. Mill.
    Flint axes and bones of prehistoric animals were found here.

    Watchfield
    Wachenesfeld: Abingdon Abbey, and Gilbert and Wimund from the Abbey.
    Roman site nearby.

    Welford
    Waliford: Abingdon Abbey before and after 1066. 2 churches, 5 mills.
    Partly Norman church. Roman coins were found here.

  • Welford local history site

    West Challow
    Ceveslane: Abbess of Amesbury before and after 1066.
    Near the site of a Roman villa. The church bell was made by Paul the Potter in 1282.

    West Ginge
    Gainz: Abingdon Abbey before and after 1066, and Reginald from the Abbey. Mill.
    On Ginge Brook.

    West Hagbourne
    Hachebourne: Walter FitzOthere and Robert from Walter. Mill.
    Hagbourne Hill, site of a Roman burial ground.

    West Hanney
    Hannei: Walter Giffard and Osbern and Thoedoric from him. Mill.
    Church with a Norman doorway.

    West Hendred
    Henret: St. Alban's Abbey and Ernucion from the Abbey; Grimbald. Mill, church.
    Mill.

    West Ilsley
    Hildeslei / Hislelei / leu: Saswalo from Geoffrey de Mandeville.
    Attractive; surrounded by racing stables.

    West Lockinge
    Lachinge(s): Hubert de Curzon from Henry de Ferrers.

    Weston
    Westun: Abingdon Abbey and William from the Abbey. Church.

    Whatcombe
    Watecumbe: Geoffrey de Mandeville.

    Whistley
    Wiselei: Abingdon Abbey before and after 1066. Mill (250 eels), fishery (300 eels).
    Now Whistley Green.

    White Waltham
    Waltham: Bishop of Durham, formerly Chertsey Abbey. Church.
    Church with Norman carvings. Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's son, lived at Waltham Place.

    Whitley
    Witelei: Theodoric the Goldsmith. Fishery.
    Suburb of Reading.

    Willington
    Wibalditone: Nigel from Henry de Ferrers. Church.
    Willington's Farm; Willington Down Farm.

    Windsor
    Windesores: King's land. Fishery. Windsor Forest.
    Town dominated by William I's impregnable moated castle, a royal residence since the 11th century; the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park was created by Charles II. A prehistoric site nearby was occupied by the Romans followed by the Saxons. Eton College is across the Thames.

    Winkfield
    Wenesfelle: Abingdon Abbey before and after 1066.
    Winkfield Manor.

    Winterbourne
    Wintreborne / burne: King's land, formerly Queen Edith, and Theodoric from the king; Ranulf Flambard from Bishop of Salisbury; Kenmarchuc and Norman from Hascoit Musard.
    Winterbourne Manor.

    Wokefield
    Hocfelle / Offelle: King's land; a man-at-arms from Walter FitzOthere.
    Wokefield Park, now a school.

    Woolhampton
    Ollavintone: Henry de Ferrers. Mill.
    Woolhampton House; Old Mill House.

    Woolley
    Olvelei: William Peverel.
    Woolley Home Farm; Woolley House; Woolley House.

    Woolstone
    Olvricestone: Bishop of Winchester and Roger d'Ivry from him. 2 mills.
    Near the site of a Roman villa.

    Wyld
    Wille: William from Gilbert de Bretteville.
    Wyld Court Farm.

    Wytham
    Winteham: Abingdon Abbey and Hubert from the Abbey.
    Near the ruins of Godstow nunnery, built in 1138. The Trout Inn, famous for the peacocks in its gardens, dates from the same year.

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    Yattendon
    Etingedene: Godbald from William FitzAnsculf. Mill.
    Once a market town; attractive cottages. Bronze Age implements (The Yattendon Hoard) were found here.

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