Dunsden Green

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Dunsden Green
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The village green at Dunsden
Dunsden Green is located in Oxfordshire
Dunsden Green
Dunsden Green
 Dunsden Green shown within Oxfordshire
OS grid reference SU7377
Civil parish Eye & Dunsden
District South Oxfordshire
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Reading
Postcode district RG4
Dialling code 0118
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Henley
Website Eye & Dunsden Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire

Coordinates: 51°29′32″N 0°56′14″W / 51.4923°N 0.9372°W / 51.4923; -0.9372

Dunsden Green or Dunsden is a village in the civil parish of Eye & Dunsden in South Oxfordshire, about 3 miles (5 km) northeast of Reading, Berkshire. Until 1866 it was in the Oxfordshire part of Sonning parish.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The toponym means "valley of a man named Dyn(n)e". In 1086 the Domesday Book recorded it as Dunesdene, and a document of 1586 records it as Donsden Grene.[citation needed]

The Church of England parish church of All Saints[1] was designed by the architect John Turner and built in 1842.[2]

Nearby is the former vicarage. The future First World War poet Wilfred Owen lived from September 1911 to February 1913 when he served as a lay assistant to the parish priest, Rev. Herbert Wigan.[3]

The village school was built in 1848. It is now the village hall.[4]

In 2002 the Loddon Brewery was established in a converted 18th century brick and flint barn at Dunsden Green Farm.[5]

In November 2007 a new community orchard was established by the planting of a Blenheim Orange apple tree on the village green by Lord Phillimore, the main local landowner.[6] The orchard will be beside the village green.

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