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Sunningdale, Berkshire

Historical Description

Sunningdale, an ecclesiastical parish, partly in Sunninghill parish, Berks, and partly in Egham, Chobham, and Windlesham parishes, Surrey, on the Staines and Reading branch of the L. & S.W.R., 8 miles SW by W of Staines. It was constituted in 1841, and has a station on the railway, and post, money order, and telegraph offices under Ascot. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The Sunningdale portion of Old Windsor was constituted a separate civil parish in 1894. There are many good country mansions in this district, among which are Broomfield Hall, Coworth Park, Lynwood, St Bruno, Shrubbs Hill, Sunningdale Park, and Broadlands. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £123. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church, rebuilt in 1888 at a cost of about £7000, is a building of brick and stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, transepts, N porch, and a central tower. There are Baptist, Congregational, and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1841.


Church of England

The Holy Trinity (parish church)

The church of the Holy Trinity, partially rebuilt in 1887-8, at a cost of about £7,347, is an edifice of brick and Bath stone in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave of five bays, aisles, transepts, north porch and central tower containing a clock and one bell: it affords 600 sittings.


Baptist Chapel

There is a Baptist chapel, built in 1828, seating 130 persons.


Congregational Chapel

There is a Congregational chapel, erected in 1875, with 280 sittings.


Primitive Methodist Chapel

There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

Civil Registration

Sunningdale was in Windsor Registration District from 1894 to 1967

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sunningdale from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Sunningdale 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.

CountyWindsor and Maidenhead
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSL5
Post TownAscot