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The small straggling village of Englefield lies seven miles west of Reading, in west Berkshire. The Rivers Pang and Kennet, and the Kennet and Avon Canal form some of the boundaries. The soil is clay, chalk and alluvium. About half the land was permanent grass, just under half arable, and a small amount was woodland. There was a single landowner.

Further reading
Wordie, R. (ed.), ‘Enclosure In Berkshire, 1485-1885’ (Reading, 2000) pp.61-63. Leigh, A.K., 'The Enclosure of the parish of Englefield, 1760-1830' (B.A. thesis, Dept of Economic & Social History, Univeristy of Nottingham, 1973); Dils, J., 'Englefield Inclosure' (Reading Teachers Centre, 1983).

Acreage: 1437
Population 1801: 336
  1831: 411
  1861: 392


OS Map Grid Ref(s): 36


Parliamentary Enclosure Maps & Awards

Englefield (1829) - Ref: D/P52/26A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Englefield (1829) - Ref: D/P52/26B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]


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