Riseley village green with the 'Bull at Riseley' public house behind
Riseley shown within Berkshire
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
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.
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.
- Cassini Historical Map - Reading & Windsor - 1816-1830. Cassini Publishing Ltd. 2006. ISBN 1-84736-051-3.
- Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844, 7 & 8 Vict. c. 61, London
|This Berkshire location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|