In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sandleford like this:
SANDLEFORD-PRIORY, an extra-parochial tract in Newbury district, Berks; on the river Enbourn, 2 miles S of Newbury. Real property, £775; of which £10 are in fisheries. Pop., 49. Houses, 9. An Augustinianpriory was founded here in 1200, by Geoffrey, Earl of Perche; and was unexed, in 1480, to the Collegiatechurch of Windsor. A modern mansion, called Sandleford Priory, was the residence of Mrs. Montague, ofliterary celebrity; includes a dining-room, formed out of the chapel of the ancient priory; and is now the seat of Lord Rokeby.
Sandleford is now part of West Berkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Berkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Sandleford itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sandleford in West Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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