Dedworth

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Dedworth
All Saints' Church, Dedworth - geograph.org.uk - 106956.jpg
All Saints' Church
Dedworth is located in Berkshire
Dedworth
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Dedworth shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU940762
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
UK
England
Berkshire
51°28′37″N 0°38′53″W / 51.477°N 0.648°W / 51.477; -0.648Coordinates: 51°28′37″N 0°38′53″W / 51.477°N 0.648°W / 51.477; -0.648

Dedworth is the most westerly area of Windsor in Berkshire, England.

History[edit]

The name Dedworth is formed from the words 'Dydda', 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. 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. It was possibly located to the north, where a large medieval hearth has been uncovered in the aptly named Knight’s Close.[1]

Geography[edit]

Dedworth has a local nature reserve called Sutherland Grange[3]

Shops[edit]

Dedworth has a number of shops: Tte Co-operative, Boots Pharmacy, Tesco, Model Shop (Mantua Model UK Ltd) and many others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. 
  3. ^ "Magic Map Application". Magic.defra.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Dedworth at Wikimedia Commons