Winkfield  Berkshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Winkfield like this:

WINKFIELD, a village and a parish in Easthampstead district, Berks. The village stands 3 miles N of Ascot r. station, and 5 SW of Windsor; and has a post-office‡ under Windsor. The parish contains Ascot hamlet, and part of Ascot racecourse. Acres, 8,982. Real property, £12,833. Pop. ...

in 1851, 2,185; in 1861, 2,508. Houses, 503. The property is subdivided. The manor, with Ascot Place, belongs to C. Ferard, Esq. W. Park, W. Place, Somerton, Lovel-Hill house, Lanbrook, Woodside, Ramslade, Martinsher, Elm house, Hill House, New Lodge, Brock Hill, Fern Hill, Barton Lodge, Grove Lodge, and Elmleigh, are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £500.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury. The church was recently restored. The vicarage of Cranbourne and the rectory of Ascot Heath are separate benefices. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, endowed schools with £362 a year, three national schools, and charities £145. Rham, the writer on agriculture, was vicar.

Winkfield through time

Winkfield is now part of Bracknell Forest district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bracknell Forest has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Winkfield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Winkfield, in Bracknell Forest and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd January 2020

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