Englefield  Berkshire


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

ENGLEFIELD, a parish in Bradfield district, Berks; near the river Kennet, 2 miles NW of Theale r. station, and 5½ W by S of Reading. Post town, Bradfield or Theale, under Reading. Acres, 1, 437. Real property, £2, 636. Pop., 392. Houses, 73. The property is all in one estate. The manor was known to the Saxons as Englafelda; was the scene of Ethelwolf 's victory over the Danes in 871; belonged to the family of Englefield; suffered forfeiture in consequence of Sir J. ...

Englefixeld being charged with plotting to rescue Mary Queen of Scots; was given to Sir T. Walsingham; passed to Paulet, the famous Marquis of Winchester; and belongs now to R. B. de Beauvoir, Esq. The mansion on it is a recent structure, in the Tudor style; consists of a series of projecting bays, with central tower; and has a park well stocked with deer. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Valne, £450. Patron, R. B. de Beauvoir, Esq. The church stands in the park; is early English; was recently restored; and contains a monument of the famous Marquis of Winchester, and several other interesting monuments and brasses.

Englefield through time

Englefield 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 Englefield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 01st August 2021

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