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Cuckhamsley or Scutchamfly Hills, Berkshire

Historical Description

Cuckhamsley or Scutchamfly Hills, a range of hills, about 800 feet high, near Farnborough, in Berks. It was the place of a famous fair, abolished by James I. in favour of East Ilsley, and is crowned by a large tumulus, alleged to be the burial-place of Cwichelm, King of the West Saxons, who is said to have fallen in battle here against Edwin, King of Northumhria.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Berkshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Berkshire papers online: