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Swallowfield, Wokingham

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Swallowfield, Wokingham

Swallowfield is a village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. It is situated 5 miles south of the town of Reading, and 1 mile north of the county boundary with Hampshire. The civil parish of Swallowfield also includes the nearby villages of Riseley and Farley Hill, and is in turn is within the Borough of Wokingham. Swallowfield Park is a stately home situated in an estate half a mile north east of the village. The current mansion has been converted into exclusive apartments.
Post townREADING
Administrative CountyWokingham
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU7264
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code0118
Population1,961 (2001)

Other names by which Swallowfield, Wokingham has been known in the past

Soanesfelt ~ Solafel

Swallowfield, Wokingham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Swallowfield, par. and vil., in S. of Berks - par., 3745 ac., pop. 1352; vil., on river Blackwater, 6 miles S. of Reading; P.O., T.O.; near the vil. is Swallowfield Park, seat; the par. consists of 2 townships-East Swallowfield, 1522 ac., pop. 313; and West Swallowfield, 2223 ac., pop. 1039.

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