Winnersh - King Street (stubble field)

Winnersh/King Street from Rocque's map of Berkshire, 1761
(click map for 1814)

The Old English word 'Winn' meaning meadow or pasture and 'ersc' meaning stubble field or park, imply that Winnersh consisted of cultivated areas of land centuries ago. It has been mentioned in documents since the late 12th century.

Rocque's map of Berkshire shows Winnersh as King Street, though the name Winnersh was used when the Enclosure map was made in 1814. The name King Street was used in 1840 when the Hurst Parish tithe map was made.

Winnersh Inclosure, 1814
(click map for Winnersh 1840)

In 1801 the population was counted at 329. The land assessed at 2045 acres in 1814, By 1901 the population had more than doubled to 673.

Winnersh crossroads (King Street) from Hurst Parish Tithe Map, 1840
(click for modern map)

In 1846 Newland with parts of Sindlesham and Winnersh were formed into the ecclesiastical district of St Catherine, Bearwood.

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Winnersh 1761 map

Winnersh from the 2000 Ordnance Survey map. © Ordnance Survey
(click map for Winnersh 1761)

Church of St Mary (The Virgin), Winnersh, 2001

Vicar (Hurst & Winnersh -
Revd. John Coombs)

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Winnersh Cross Roads, looking towards Wokingham, 2001

King's Street, Winnersh, looking towards Reading, 2001

The Pheasant, 2001 (click for earlier picture)

Sainsbury's supermarket, Winnersh, which replaced the Hewlett Packard factory in 1999

References in main text:

         I   Early Forest (1)
        II   Going to Church (1)
       III   The Bounds (1)
       V   The Manors (1)
     VII   Peace and Prosperity (1)
    VIII   War and Poverty (2)
      IX   Great Houses (2)
       X   Bread (2)
      XI   Commuting (3)
     XII   Commerce (5)
    XIII   New Farmland (5)
     XV  Recently (4)