Harwell lies six and a half miles northeast of Wantage, on the Downs. It is on the main road from Reading to Wantage and the road to Wallingford. The soil is middling quality loam and chalk. More than three quarters of the land was arable. There was an annual fair.
Wordie, R. (ed.), ‘Enclosure In Berkshire, 1485-1885’ (Reading, 2000) pp.78-79.
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