Wallingford  Berkshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Wallingford like this:

Wallingford, mun. bor. and market town, Berks, on river Thames, 14½ miles NW. of Reading and 51 from London by rail, 380 ac., pop. 2803; P.O., T.O.; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Friday. Wallingford was a stronghold of the ancient Britons, the Romans, and the Saxons; its castle, reconstructed by William the Conqueror, was dismantled in 1646. ...

It has 3 old churches, a grammar school, market place, corn exchange, free library, &c., and a bridge, 900 ft. long, across the Thames. Wallingford was created a borough by Edward the Confessor; it sent 2 members to Parliament from the 23d year of Edward I. until 1832 (when its parliamentary limits were extended into Oxfordshire), and 1 member from 1832 until 1885.

Wallingford through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wallingford, in South Oxfordshire and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd April 2024

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