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Swallowfield

Swallowfield lies six miles southeast of Reading. The parish included the hamlet of Farley Hill. It is on the River Loddon and the main road from Reading to Basingstoke. The soil is mainly clay with sand and gravel on the higher ground, and some alluvium and gravel. Nearly half the land was arable, slightly less permanent grass, and there was a small amount of woodland and heath. There was an annual fair.

Further reading
Wordie, R. (ed.), 'Enclosure In Berkshire, 1485-1885' (Reading, 2000) pp.160-162. 'Victoria County History: Wiltshire'.


Acreage: 3745
Population 1801: 890
  1831: 1106
  1861: 1265

 

OS Map Grid Ref(s): 45, 46

 

Parliamentary Enclosure Maps & Awards

Swallowfield (1817. See also Windsor Forest) - Ref: Q/RDC/37A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Swallowfield (1817. See also Windsor Forest) - Ref: Q/RDC/37B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Swallowfield (1865. See also Windsor Forest) - Ref: Q/RDC/93A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Swallowfield (1865. See also Windsor Forest) - Ref: Q/RDC/93B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

 

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