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Sulhamstead-Bannister is a parish and village, the Upper End of which is 2 miles south-west from Theale station on the Great Western railway and 6½ south-west from Reading, and the Lower End 3 miles north-east from Mortimer station on the Basingstoke branch of the same line, and 6 from Reading: it is in the Southern division of the county, Theale hundred, Bradfield union, Reading petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Bradfield, archdeaconry of Berks and diocese of Oxford. This parish consists of two portions, called respectively the Upper and Lower Ends, detached from each other and separated by Burghfield Common and a part of Wokefield. The Kennet river passes through the parish on the north-west.
Transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, 1915