Bracknell  Berkshire


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

BRACKNELL, a village, a chapelry, and a subdistrict, in the district of Easthampstead, Berks. The village stands adjacent to the Southwestern railway, 3 miles W of Ascot racecourse, and 4 E of Wokingham. It has a station on the railway, and a post office, of the name of Bracknell, Berkshire; and is a polling-place. ...

Fairs are held at it on 25 April, 22 Aug., and 1 Oct. It consists of one fine, long, open street; and there are several large mansions in its neighbourhood. The chapelry includes the village; is in the parishes of Warfield and Winkfield; and was constituted in 1851. Pop., 1,007. Houses, 202. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £65. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church is a graceful structure of 1851, in the early English style. There are an Independent chapel, a literary institute. and national schools.-The subdistrict contains five parishes. Acres, 20,614. Pop., 6,165. Houses, 1,203.

Bracknell through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Bracknell Forest has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Bracknell go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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