Arborfield  Berkshire


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

ARBORFIELD, a parish in Wokingham district, Berks; on the river Loddon, 4 miles W of Wokingham r. station. Arborfield Cross, 1¼ mile SE of the village, has a post office under Reading. Acres in the parish, 1,466. Real property, £3,975. Pop., 286. Houses, 65. The property is divided among a few. ...

The manor for merly belonged to the Bullocks, one of whom was "Hugh of the Brazen Band;" and the old manor-house, called in "Our Village," the "Old House at Aberleigh," was the deathplace, in 1730, of Edward Standen, Esq., the per son alluded to in the ballad of "Molly Mogg of the Rose." The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £345.* Patron, Lord Braybrooke. The church was built in 1863, and is in the middle pointed style.

Arborfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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