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

    Niwetone: Payne from Gilbert de Bretteville.
    Newton House.

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

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

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

    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.

    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.

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

    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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    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.

    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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    Seuacoorde: Askell from Abingdon Abbey.
    Only Seacourt Stream.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

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


    Stanford Dingley
    Stanworde: Gilbert from William FitzAnsculf. 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

    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.

    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.

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

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

    Soningeuuel: Abingdon Abbey and Warin from the Abbey.

    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

    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.

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

    Watecumbe: Geoffrey de Mandeville.

    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.

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

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

    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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    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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