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Aldermaston lies ten miles southwest of Reading and nine miles southeast of Newbury. It is on the main road from Reading and the River Kennet, and the Kennet and Avon Canal passes through the parish. The soil is clay and alluvium. Over a third of the land was woodland, about a quarter permanent pasture and slightly less arable. There was a market (until c.1800).

Further reading
Wordie, R. (ed.), ‘Enclosure In Berkshire, 1485-1885’ (Reading, 2000) pp.3-4.

Acreage: 3742
Population 1801: 672
  1831: 636
  1861: 585


OS Map Grid Ref(s): 44


Parliamentary Enclosure Maps & Awards

Aldermaston (1815) - Ref: Q/RDC/22A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Aldermaston (1815) - Ref: Q/RDC/22B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]


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