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Speen

Speen, the Roman "Spinæ," is a village and parish, with a station on the Lambourn Valley railway; the ancient parish (now divided into three parishes) consisted of the tithings of Church and Wood Speen, Bagnor, Marsh Benham, Speenhamland and Stock Cross; it is in the Southern division of the county and partly in the hundred of Faircross and partly in the hundred of Kintbury-Eagle, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Newbury, rural deanery of Newbury, archdeaconry of Berks and diocese of Oxford; Church Speen is bounded on the south by the river Kennet and the Kennet and Avon canal about a mile and a half west-north-west from Newbury.
Transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, 1915

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