Riseley, Berkshire

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Riseley - geograph.org.uk - 3558.jpg
Riseley village green with the 'Bull at Riseley' public house behind
Riseley is located in Berkshire
Location within Berkshire
OS grid referenceSU722632
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townREADING
Postcode districtRG7
Dialling code0118
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°21′48″N 0°57′44″W / 51.363216°N 0.962116°W / 51.363216; -0.962116Coordinates: 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]

Riseley lies on the line of the Roman Road, Devil's Highway (Roman Britain) [3]


  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
  3. ^ Hampshire Field Club and Archeological Society, Papers and Proceedings. Vol.VII, Part I. Printed 1914. H.M. Gilbert and Son, 24 Above Bar, Southampton and at Winchester. Sketch Map opposite page 24