Dedworth

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Coordinates: 51°28′37″N 0°38′53″W / 51.477°N 0.648°W / 51.477; -0.648

Dedworth
All Saints' Church, Dedworth - geograph.org.uk - 106956.jpg
All Saints' Church
Dedworth is located in Berkshire
Dedworth
Dedworth
 Dedworth shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU940762
Unitary authority Windsor and Maidenhead
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament South East England
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Dedworth is the most westerly area of Windsor in the English county of Berkshire.

History[edit]

The name Dedworth is formed from the words 'Dydda', meaning a man's name and 'Worth', a Saxon word for enclosure.[1]

Dedworth was one of three Saxon villages (the other two being Clewer and Losfield) that Windsor expanded to encompass. Dedworth predates Windsor and is mentioned in the Domesday Book[1] as Dideorde.[2]

An irregular quadrangular moat in Wolf Lane may be all that remains of the manor house of Dedworth Maunsell.[1] The other manor in the area was Dedworth Loring, owned by the De Loring family from the time of Peter De Loring in the early 13th century.[1] It was possibly located to the north where a large medieval hearth has been uncovered in the aptly named Knight’s Close.[1]

Shops[edit]

Dedworth has few shops, including: A Cooperative, A Boots Pharmacy, A Tesco, A Model Shop (Mantua Model UK Ltd), and many other shops.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ford, David Nash (2001). "History of Dedworth, Berkshire". Royal Berkshire History. Nash Ford Publishing. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Domesday Book Online: Berkshire D-M". Retrieved 2008-02-03. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Dedworth at Wikimedia Commons