The mayor and burgesses were to purchase: The residue of the bequest was to fund a: By , the site had been redeveloped to provide a workhouse for poor clothiers. The impressive building for which William Brockman, brickmaker of Tilehurst, supplied , bricks and 20, tiles became known as “The Oracle” — the name possibly deriving from “orchal”, a violet dye obtained from lichen. It consisted of rows of workshops around a central courtyard, with Kendrick’s remodelled house forming the north and east sides. The main entrance, at the north side was through an ornate dutch-gabled stone gateway. The premises included a large dye-house containing three furnaces, two woad vats and a float vat , a stockarding house, a medling loft with beating hurdles, several weavers’ shops containing six broad looms and a kersey loom, and various clothworkers’ shops. By , a Widow Lampit had been given the free use of several rooms in the workhouse to teach and set the poor on work is spinning and carding. A small amount of residential accommodation was also provided for several employees including the overseers of the weaving and clothworking shops. The workhouse was run by several “undertakers” — local clothiers, appointed by the Corporation, who organised the cloth production for which they received loans from the common stock.
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History[ edit ] The area has evidence of occupation dating from prehistoric times  and was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the strongest claimant to being the oldest continuously inhabited place in Britain. The well-preserved remains of a Mesolithic settlements dating from to BC  have been found in its vicinity. Evidence also exists of Bronze and Iron Age settlements and of a Roman settlement.
The name may have been derived from that of a Saxon chief called Tace or perhaps Tac or Tec , who established a village in around AD
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Norman period[ edit ] The early history of the site is unknown, although it was almost certainly settled some years before when William the Conqueror had a timber motte and bailey castle constructed. From about the 8th century, high status people started to visit the site occasionally, and possibly this included royalty. From the 11th century the site’s link with king Edward the Confessor is documented, but again, information about his use of the place is scant.
After the Norman conquest of England , royal use of the site increased, probably because it offered good access to woodlands and opportunities for hunting — a sport which also practised military skills. Windsor Castle is noted in the Domesday Book under the entry for Clewer, the neighbouring manor to Windsor. Although this might seem strange, it occurred because plans for the castle had changed since , and more land had been acquired in Clewer on which to site a castle town.
This plan was not actioned until the early 12th century. Henry I — according to one chronicle — had rebuilt it, and this followed the Norman kings’ actions at other royal sites, such as Westminster, where larger and more magnificent accommodation was thought necessary for the new dynasty. Plantagenet period[ edit ] The settlement at Old Windsor largely transferred to New Windsor during the 12th century, although substantial planning and setting out of the new town including the parish church , marketplace , bridge, hermitage and leper hospital did not take place until c.
At about the same time, the present upper ward of the castle was rebuilt in stone. Windsor Bridge is the earliest bridge on the Thames between Staines and Reading, built at a time when bridge building was rare; it was first documented in , but had probably been built, according to the Pipe rolls , in It played an important part in the national road system, linking London with Reading and Winchester, but also, by diverting traffic into the new town, it underpinned the success of its fledgling economy.
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How to read an enclosure map What is an enclosure map? Enclosure maps were drawn up by surveyors, appointed by enclosure commissioners, to show the approved re-allotment of the open and common fields, and waste. The maps depict, in detail, a post-enclosure plan of the parish with the lines of the new boundary hedges or fences, drains, and roads. Occasionally the boundaries of the former open fields and commons are also shown. Pre-nineteenth century enclosure awards are less likely to be accompanied by a map; instead the location of the enclosed areas is described in great detail in the award.
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A parish workhouse once operated at Binfield, off Rose Hill. Its location, as the “old workhouse”, is shown on the map below. Binfield former parish workhouse site, Former Binfield parish workhouse, What later became the Easthampstead Union workhouse incorporated a group of almshouses dating from at the south of St Mary Magdalen and St Michael’s church in Easthampstead.
Easthampstead former almshouses, The history of these buildings is told in a plaque on the front of the building: These almshouses were Built in the name of William Watts Esq. The above stone was in front of the old houses pulled down in while these were erected by the Marquis of Downshire in their stead. A local story has it that the clock-tower on top of the houses was donated by a local dignitary. He had originally planned to make the donation to the church of St Mary Magdalene and St Michael which stands opposite.
He apparently changed his mind after the local clergy refused to trim a overhanging tree in the churchyard which regularly knocked off his hat! In the s, Winkfield had a parish workhouse able to accommodate up to 40 inmates.
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However, this historic Berkshire village had its own church from at least Local legend has it that the church was built as the opposing twin to Brimpton Church, so two sisters could wave at each other across the beautiful Kennet Valley. A notable historic building in Midgham is the Button Court Farmhouse. Originally Button Court, this 16th century Grade II listed farmhouse was erected on land owned by the Button family as early as the mid 13th century.
For several centuries, the present farmhouse was owned by the Tull family, whose most famous descendent, Jethro Tull, helped bring about a revolution in farming methods in the early 18th century with his horse-drawn seed drill. It is thought his fine voice gained him entry into Winchester college and then New College, Oxford, where he became a fellow and public orator.
Set in the River Kennet valley and surrounded by the pretty North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming country pub is the perfect location for exploring the rolling chalk downs, including Watership Down, made famous by the Richard Adams book, less than 10 miles south of The Berkshire Arms. Today, this rustic former farmhouse serves delicious traditional pub food come rain or shine.
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Timeline of Reading, Berkshire Reading may date back to the Roman occupation of Britain , possibly as a trading port for Calleva Atrebatum. On 4 January , in the first Battle of Reading , King Ethelred and his brother Alfred the Great attempted unsuccessfully to breach the Danes’ defences. The battle is described in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle , and that account provides the earliest known written record of the existence of Reading.
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Governance[ edit ] Ascot is in the district administered by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead , a unitary authority. Ascot, South Ascot and a small part of North Ascot are in the civil parish of Sunninghill and Ascot , although most of North Ascot is in the civil parish of Winkfield , in the district of Bracknell Forest. Rushforth and built in The east window of its chancel is a Jesse window with stained glass made by C. It was designed by J. Pearson and built in —
Our aim is to preserve and display items of historical medical interest particularly those with a local connection. We do this by means of our museum, peripheral displays at other sites in the Royal Berkshire Hospital, photographic exhibitions, by recording oral histories and by publishing and promoting books on local healthcare history. We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. Our collection includes many hundreds of artefacts and photographs relating to medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry.
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Estimates in put the population of the Reading borough at , , while the urban area had a population of , at the time of the Census. The population of the borough of Reading was over , according to the Census. The city is known for attracting many visitors around the world for its annual music festival and sports events.
Reading Demographics Reading has a large population of Polish residents, with a community that was established over 30 years ago. Almost three-quarters of the population of Reading is white, as recorded in the Census. In Reading, there are over languages spoken throughout its residents. Reading History Evidence shows that Reading was inhabited in the 8th century, although its history may date back even further.
It is believed that the city was named after the Readingas tribe. In the s, Reading had settled into a role as a trading center and was the largest town in Berkshire. During the same time period, it was also one of the biggest towns in England by wealth. In the s, its population exceeded 5, and was a town made rich through trading cloth. In the 18th century, Reading became famous for brewing and was also known for its iron works industry.
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