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Swallowfield (All Saints)

SWALLOWFIELD (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Wokingham, hundreds of Charlton and Reading, county of Berks, 5 miles (S. by E.) from Reading; containing 1134 inhabitants. The parish comprises 2197a. 2r. 33p., of which about 1564 acres are arable, 199 meadow and pasture, 200 wood, and 200 waste, &c. A fair is held on June 9th. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Shinfield: the impropriate tithes have been commuted for £293. 12., and the vicarial for £100. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. The celebrated Lord Clarendon, after his retirement from public life, resided at the manor-house here, then the property of his son, where he wrote The History of the Rebellion.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.