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Streatley is a beautiful and picturesque village and parish, on the bend of the river Thames, at the foot of the chalk hills which rise boldly on the south and west; it is 10 miles north-west from Reading and 6 south from Wallingford terminal station of a branch of the Great Western railway, in the Northern division of the county, hundred of Moreton, union of Bradfield, Wallingford petty sessional division, county court district and rural deanery of Wallingford, archdeaconry of Berks and diocese of Oxford; the Thames divides at this spot into twin streams and is crossed by a double bridge to the village of Goring in Oxfordshire, where there is a station on the Great Western railway. The earliest notice of the place is in the cartulary of the Abbey of Abingdon, which recites a gift of land at "Stretlea," by Ina, King of Wessex, A.D. 687.
Transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Berkshire, 1915