In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Broad Hinton like this:
BROAD-HINTON, a liberty in Hurst parish, Berks; 4 miles N by W of Wokingham. Acres, 1,710. Pop., 531. Houses, 105.
The location is that of Hinton House. Although Broad Hinton is east of Reading, it was in a detached part of the ancient county of Wiltshire, as recorded on the OS First Series map.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Broad Hinton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Wokingham. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Broad Hinton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Broad Hinton, in Wokingham and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th December 2013
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