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Sonning, Wokingham

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Sonning, Wokingham

Sonning, occasionally called Sonning-on-Thames is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Wokingham in the English county of Berkshire, a few miles east of Reading. The village is situated on the River Thames and was described by Jerome K. Jerome in his book Three Men in a Boat as "the most fairy-like little nook on the whole river".
Post townREADING
Administrative CountyWokingham
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU7575
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
Population1,445 (2001)

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

Sunning ~ Soninges

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

Sonning, township and vil., Berks, and par., partly in Oxfordshire - par. (containing Barley), 9813 ac., pop. 6932; township (Sonning Town), pop. 494; vil., on river Thames, 3 miles NE. of Reading; P.O., T.O.

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