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Basildon lies eight miles northwest of Reading. The parish included the village of Upper Basildon. It is on the river Thames and the main road from Reading to Oxford. The soil is chalk, loam, gravel and clay. Approximately half the land was arable, nearly a third grass, with some woodland and water. There was a weekly market and an annual fair.

Further reading
Wordie, R. (ed.), ‘Enclosure In Berkshire, 1485-1885’ (Reading, 2000) pp.12-14.

Acreage: 5221
Population 1801: 623
  1831: 780
  1861: 712


OS Map Grid Ref(s): 28


Parliamentary Enclosure Maps & Awards

Basildon (1811) - Ref: Q/RDC/12A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Basildon (1811) - Ref: Q/RDC/12B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]


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