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Shinfield is a village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire, located just south of Reading. It contains 4,313 acres and is administered by the unitary authority of Wokingham District. In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Reading is a town and unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) in the English county of Berkshire. ... Wokingham is a local government district in Berkshire, England. ...

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Geography

Shinfield is located at Grid reference SU733682 The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ...


The parish includes the roadside hamlets of Ryeish Green, Spencers Wood, Three Mile Cross and Grazeley and the southern suburb of Reading called Shinfield Rise. It is surrounded on its eastern and southern boundary by the River Loddon. Spencers Wood is a village 4 miles south of Reading in the Royal County of Berkshire, United Kingdom. ... Three Mile Cross is a village in the county of Berkshire, close to Reading. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The River Loddon is a tributary of the River Thames. ...


The M4 motorway runs through the northern portion of the parish, near the county's old Shire Hall, now the offices of Foster Wheeler. The main road through the village is the A327, running between Reading and Aldershot. The M4 motorway is a motorway in England and Wales linking London and west Wales via Bristol. ... A shire is an administrative area of Great Britain and Australia. ... See Foster Wheeler Corporation ... Aldershot is a town in the English county of Hampshire, on heathland 55 km (35 miles) southwest of London, and is administered by Rushmoor Borough Council. ...


Shinfield Village is centred around the village green (School Green), surrounded by two pubs, a few shops, the village school and recreation grounds. Its residential housing has increased considerably in during the first years of the 21st century. The 21st century is the present century of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The parish consists of a central ridge of high land sloping down to the Loddon on the east and the Kennet Valley on the west. The soil is mostly London Clay, with patchy spreads of valley and plateau gravel. The Kennet is a river in the south east of England, and a tributary of the River Thames. ... The London Clay is a marine deposit which is well known for the fossils it contains. ... Gravel being unloaded from a barge Gravel is rock that is of a certain grain size range. ...


Government

As well as being part of the District of Wokingham, Shinfield is governed by a parish council consisting of fifteen parish councillors, assisted by two part-time administrative staff and several part-time caretaking and maintenance employees. Wokingham is a local government district in Berkshire, England. ...


Shinfield has been part of the Hundred of Charlton since before the Conquest. Hundreds effectively ceased to function after 1886. Between 1894 and 1974, it was in the Wokingham Rural District. A hundred is an administrative division, frequently used in Europe and New England, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest of England was the conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Wokingham Rural District was a rural district in the county of Berkshire, England. ...


There are a large number of manors and supposed manors in the parish: Shinfield, Hartley Dummer alias Arbor, Hartley Battle, Hartley Amys, Hartley Pellitot, Moor Place, Diddenham Court, Hartley Court and Garston. Hartley Dummer is in the hundred of Theale. The Diddenham estate was always officially a detached part of Wiltshire until transferred to Berkshire in 1844. For the area of Sheffield, in England, see Manor, Sheffield. ... Theale may refer to several places in England: Theale, Berkshire. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... The Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844 (7 & 8 Vict. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


History

The village was named Shining Field, by the Anglo-Saxons, after the sparkling flood-waters which still often cover the meadows down by the Loddon on the Arborfield border. The manor was one of the many owned by Catherine of Aragon in Tudor times. Yet she is said to have stayed there on occasion, possibly whilst visiting Reading Abbey. During the Civil War, King Charles is said to have stayed at Goodrest House (now part of Crosfields School). Later, the local church tower was blown to pieces by Parliamentary soldiers trying to oust a group of Royalists who were hiding out there. The fine brick replacement can still be seen today. The churchyard is the last resting place of Mary Russell Mitford's parents. She was a famous authoress and all three lived together at Three Mile Cross in the parish. The famous parade helmet found at Sutton Hoo, probably belonging to King Raedwald of East Anglia circa 625. ... The River Loddon is a tributary of the River Thames. ... Arborfield is a village in the English county of Berkshire, near to both Wokingham and Reading. ... For the area of Sheffield, in England, see Manor, Sheffield. ... The recently-widowed young Catherine of Aragon, by Henry VIIs court painter, Michael Sittow, c. ... Allegory of the Tudor dynasty (detail), attributed to Lucas de Heere, ca 1572: left to right, Philip II of Spain, Mary, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Elizabeth The Tudor period usually refers to the historical period between 1485 and 1558, especially in relation to the history of England. ... Reading Abbey Reading Abbey is a large, ruined abbey in Reading, Berkshire, founded by Henry I in 1121 for the salvation of my soul, and the souls of King William, my father, and of King William, my brother, and Queen Maud, my wife, and all my ancestors and successors. // History... The English Civil War was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations which took place between Parliamentarians and Royalists from 1642 until 1651. ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, Scotland, and Ireland, from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... The Roundheads was the nickname given to supporters of the Parliamentarian cause in the English Civil War. ... Headline text Cavalier has multiple meanings: Cavalier is a male ballet dancer. ... Mary Russell Mitford Mary Russell Mitford (December 16, 1787 - January 10, 1855), was an English novelist and dramatist. ... Three Mile Cross is a village in the county of Berkshire, close to Reading. ...


Churches

  • The historic Anglican church of St. Mary stands in Church Lane on the western side of the village, near Alan Murchison'a well-known L'Ortolan Restaurant.
  • Shinfield Baptist Church is on Hollow Lane (A327)

The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... Gabriel delivering the Annunciation to Mary. ...

Schools

  • Shinfield Infants & Nursery School
  • Shinfield St Mary’s CoE Junior School - built by Richard Piggott in 1707
  • Whiteknights County Primary School
  • Crosfields Independent Day School for Boys - centred on the early 17th century Goodrest House

Events January 1 - John V is crowned King of Portugal April 25 - Allied army is defeated by Bourbonic army at Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ...

Sport & Leisure

  • Shinfield Players Theatre
  • Shinfield Tennis Club, Shinfield Cricket Club & Shinfield Rangers FC
  • The Shinfield Shambles Border Morris & the Kennet Morris Men
  • There are play areas & recreation grounds in Kendal Avenue, Millworth Lane and at Frensham Green and Pearman's Copse
  • Pound Green WI and Shinfield Mothers' Union
  • Shinfield & District History Society
  • There is a library in Spencers Wood

A Morris dance is a form of folk dance. ... The Womens Institute (WI) is a membership organisation for women in England and Wales. ... The Mothers Union (often abbreviated MU) is a worldwide movement of Anglican women. ... Spencers Wood is a village 4 miles south of Reading in the Royal County of Berkshire, United Kingdom. ...

External links

  • Shinfield Parish Council
  • Shinfield Residents' Action Group
  • Royal Berkshire History: Shinfield



Settlements in Wokingham District
Towns: Earley | Wokingham | Woodley
Civil parishes: Arborfield and Newland | Barkham | Charvil | Finchampstead | Remenham | Ruscombe | St Nicholas Hurst | Shinfield | Sonning | Swallowfield | Twyford | Wargrave | Winnersh | Wokingham Without
Other villages: Arborfield Cross | Arborfield Garrison | Cockpole Green | Crazies Hill | Farley Hill | Grazeley | Hare Hatch | Holme Green | Kiln Green | Riseley | Ryeish Green | Sindlesham | Spencers Wood | Three Mile Cross

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Following the success of the village in getting the Relief Road plans for Shinfield refused by Wokingham Council last year, Reading University is now ignoring the residents views expressed at the Public meeting last year and has appealed against that decision.
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Shinfield is a village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire, located just south of Reading.
The soil is mostly London Clay, with patchy spreads of valley and plateau gravel.
As well as being part of the District of Wokingham, Shinfield is governed by a parish council consisting of fifteen parish councillors, assisted by two part-time administrative staff and several part-time caretaking and maintenance employees.
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