Riseley, Berkshire

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Riseley
Riseley - geograph.org.uk - 3558.jpg
Riseley village green with the 'Bull at Riseley' public house behind
Riseley is located in Berkshire
Riseley
Riseley
 Riseley shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU722632
Civil parish Swallowfield
Unitary authority Wokingham
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town READING
Postcode district RG7
Dialling code 0118
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Wokingham
List of places
UK
England
Berkshire

Coordinates: 51°21′48″N 0°57′44″W / 51.363216°N 0.962116°W / 51.363216; -0.962116

Riseley is a village in the English county of Berkshire, adjacent to the border with Hampshire. It is located around 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Reading and 8 miles (13 km) north-east of Basingstoke, and is bypassed to the west by the A33 road.

For local government purposes, the village is today within the civil parish of Swallowfield, which in turn is within the unitary authority of Wokingham.

Before 1844, Riseley was part of a detached portion, or exclave, of the county of Wiltshire, some 30 miles to the west. The Counties (Detached Parts) Act of that year resulted in its transfer to Berkshire.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cassini Historical Map - Reading & Windsor - 1816-1830. Cassini Publishing Ltd. 2006. ISBN 1-84736-051-3. 
  2. ^ Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844, 7 & 8 Vict. c. 61, London