Shinfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire. Swallowfield is a chapelry of Shinfield.
Other places in the parish include: Hartley Dummer, Grazeley, and Didnam.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1649
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602
- Parish registers: 1850
- Bishop’s Transcripts: None
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Primitive Methodist.
- Sulhamstead Bannister
- Reading St Giles
- Stratfield Mortimer
- Beech Hill
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
SHINFIELD, a village and a parish in Wokingham district, Berks. The village stands 3 miles SW of Earley r. station, and 3½ S by E of Reading; and has a post-office under Reading. The parish includes the liberty of Hartley-Dummer, and part of the chapelry of Grazeley; and comprises 4,514 acres. Real property, £8,262. Pop., 1,195. Houses, 258. The manor belongs to A. Cobham, Esq. The manor-house, S. Lodge, Hyde-End, Sussex Lodge, and the Grove are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £200. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The church was restored in 1857. The vicarage of Grazeley is a separate benefice. There are an endowed school with £58 a year, and charities £22.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851
Hartley-Dammer, or Donnex, a liberty in the parish of Shinfield, county of Berks; 3½ miles south of Reading. There are 2 daily schools here. Acres 440. Houses 56. Pop., in 1801, 252; in 1831, 381.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851
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- County: Berkshire
- Civil Registration District: Wokingham
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
- Diocese: Pre-1836 - Salisbury, Post-1835 - Oxford
- Rural Deanery: Reading
- Poor Law Union: Wokingham
- Hundred: Charlton
- Province: Canterbury