Donnington Hospital almshouses
Donnington Hospital almshouses, established in 1393, are the oldest charity in the county (although others formed later had older charities merged into them). The earliest current building dates from 1602, but the complex is very wide-ranging, with additional modern almshouses having been built in Bucklebury and Iffley.
- Albemarle Bertie, Royal Navy officer and later Admiral during the American Revolutionary War and Napoleonic Wars
- Beau Brummell, Regency dandy, lived at Donnington Grove
- Sebastian Faulks, Journalist and author, born in the village in 1953
- Thomas Hughes, author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, lived at Donnington Priory
- Ditchfield, P.H. & Page, William (1907). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Berkshire, Volume 2. pp. 91–94.
- Page, William & Ditchfield, P.H. (1924). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Berkshire, Volume 4. pp. 87–97.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1966). The Buildings of England: Berkshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 128–129.
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