Riseley, Berkshire

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Riseley village green with the 'Bull at Riseley' public house behind
Riseley is located in Berkshire
 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
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
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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 the county of Hampshire. The village was formerly on the main A33 road between Reading (6 miles) and Basingstoke (8 miles), but is now bypassed by a newer route from just south of Riseley to the M4 motorway on the southern fringes of Reading.

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, the village of 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 resulting in its transfer to the county of Berkshire.[1][2]


  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