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The ancient burghal town of Hungerford lies twenty seven miles southwest of Reading. The parish included the hamlets of Eddington and Hungerford Newtown. It is on the River Kennet and the main road from London to Bath. Approximately half the land was arable, one fifth permanent grass and one tenth woodland. There was a weekly market and three fairs annually.

Further reading
Wordie, R. (ed.), ‘Enclosure In Berkshire, 1485-1885’ (Reading, 2000) pp.84-86. 'Victoria County History: Wiltshire'.

Acreage: 6729
Population 1801: 2292
  1831: 2715
  1861: 3001


OS Map Grid Ref(s): 33, 41


Parliamentary Enclosure Maps & Awards

Hungerford (1820) - Ref: Q/RDC/65A [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]

Hungerford (1820) - Ref: Q/RDC/65B [ View Image(s) ] [ Search Awards Index ]


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