Arborfield, Berkshire Family History Guide
Arborfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.
Parish church: St. Bartholomew
Parish registers begin: 1705
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational
Parishes adjacent to Arborfield
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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 formerly 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 death place, in 1730, of Edward Standen, Esq., the person 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.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850
Arborfield, 3 miles S.W. Oakingham. P. 300.
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850
- County: Berkshire
- Civil Registration District: Wokingham
- Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean of Salisbury
- Diocese: Post-1835 – Oxford, Pre-1836 – Salisbury
- Rural Deanery: Post-1845 – Reading, Pre-1846 – Salisbury
- Poor Law Union: Wokingham
- Hundred: Sonning
- Province: Canterbury