Riseley village green with the 'Bull at Riseley' public house behind
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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 (where the 2011 Census population was included), 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.
- 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
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