Shinfield  Berkshire


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

SHINFIELD, a village and a parish in Wokingham district, Berks. The village stands 3 miles SW of Earley r. station, and 3½ S by E of Reading; and has a post-office under Reading. The parish includes the liberty of Hartley-Dummer, and part of the chapelry of Grazeley; and comprises 4,514 acres. ...

Real property, £8,262. Pop., 1,195. Houses, 258. The manor belongs to A.Cobham, Esq. The manor-house, S. Lodge, Hyde-End, Sussex Lodge, and the Grove are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £200.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The church was restored in 1857. The vicarage of Grazeley is a separate benefice. There are an endowed school with £58 a year, and charities £22.

Shinfield through time

Shinfield is now part of Wokingham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wokingham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Shinfield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th January 2022

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