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Sonning is a picturesque village and parish on the banks of the Thames, over which is a bridge, built about 1903, connecting the Berks with the Oxfordshire portion of the parish; it is 3 miles north-east from Reading and 2 north-west from Twyford (Great Western railway) station and 2 miles north-east of Earley station, on the Reading and Reigate branch of the South Eastern railway, 34 miles from London. The London, and South Western railway has also a service of trains from Wokingham, over the same line. The parish consists of the liberties of Sonning Town and Woodley and Sandford, in the Eastern division of the county of Berks, hundred of Sonning and the liberty of Earley, in the hundred of Charlton, all in the petty sessional division and union of Wokingham, county court district of Reading and county of Berks; and also comprises the liberty of Eye and Dunsden in Oxfordshire, within the hundred of Binfield and Longtree, union of Henley-on-Thames, all in the rural deanery of Sonning, archdeaconry of Berks and diocese of Oxford.
Transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, 1915