Sunninghill

Sunninghill, Berkshire

Historical Descriptions

Sunninghill

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Sunninghill, 7 m. N. Oakingham. P. 2062

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Bromhall

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bromhall, or Bromehall, a hamlet in the parish of Sunninghill, hund, of Cookham, county of Berks. “ Here was a small Benedictine nunnery, dedicated to St. Margaret, founded before the first year of King John. But by inquisition, taken 13° Henry VIII., it was found that Joan Rawlins, late prioress, having resigned, the only two nuns belonging to this house had abandoned it (in 1522), upon which the priory with the lands belonging thereunto were judged to be escheated to the crown, from whence it was granted, in the next year, by the interest and procurement of Bishop Fisher, to St. John’s college in Cambridge, which yet enjoys the same.” Tanner’s Not. Mod.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.