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Grazeley, Berkshire

Historical Description

Grazeley, a township and an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1854, now in the parishes of Shinfield, Sulhampstead-Abbots, and Sulhampstead-Bannister, Berks, 4 miles SSW of Reading. Post town, Reading; money order and telegraph office, Mortimer. Acreage of township, 519; population, 32; of the ecclesiastical parish, 636. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; gross yearly value, £135 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Oxford. The church is a small building of flint, erected in 1850. Hartley Court is a chief residence.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBerkshire 
Civil parishSulhampstead Abbott's 
Poor Law unionBradfield 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1856.


Church of England

Holy Trinity (parish church)

The church of the Holy Trinity, erected in 1850, is a small structure of flint, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a belfry, containing one bell: the east window is stained, and there are also two memorial windows: the church affords 250 sittings.

Civil Registration

Grazeley was in Bradfield Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Wokingham Registration District from 1937 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Grazeley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Grazeley are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Berkshire 1532, 1566, and 1665-6 is available online.

RegionSouth East
Postal districtRG7
Post TownReading