Speen  Berkshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Speen like this:

SPEEN, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Newbury district, Berks. The village stands on Icknield-street, 1½ mile NW of Newbury r. station; occupies the site of the Roman station Spinæ; and has a post-office under Newbury. The parish includes the chapelries of Speenhamland and Stockcross, and the tythings of Bagnor, Church-Speen, Marsh-Benham, and Wood-Speen. ...

Acres, 3,780. Rated property, £10,706. Pop., 3,311. Houses, 718. The property is much subdivided. S. manor belongs to Earl Craven; and Church-S. manor to H. Best, Esq. Benham Park was the residence of the Margrave of Anspach. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £300.* Patron, the Bishop of b. The church was rebuilt in 1860. The p. curacies of.Speenhamland and Stockcross are separate benefices. Charities, £38.—The sub-district contains 4 parishes. Acres, 21,108. Pop., 7,580. Houses, 1,668.

Speen through time

Speen 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 Speen itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Speen in West Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st January 2019

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