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HistoryEdit

The name Dedworth is formed from the words 'Dydda', a man's name, and 'Worth', a Saxon word for enclosure.[1]

Dedworth was one of three Saxon villages (the other two being Clewer and Losfield) that Windsor expanded to encompass. Dedworth predates Windsor and is mentioned in the Domesday Book[1] as Dideorde.[2]

An irregular quadrangular moat in Wolf Lane may be all that remains of the manor house of Dedworth Maunsell. The other manor in the area was Dedworth Loring, owned by the De Loring family from the time of Peter De Loring, in the early 13th century. It was possibly located to the north, where a large medieval hearth has been uncovered in the aptly named Knight’s Close.[1]

GeographyEdit

Dedworth has a local nature reserve called Sutherland Grange[3]

The parish church of All Saints is the work of G. F. Bodley (1863). It has stained glass windows by Burne-Jones, William Morris, Ford Madox Brown and D. G. Rossetti (1863-87).[4]


Dedworth has a number of shops: The Co-operative, Boots Pharmacy, Tesco, Model Shop (Mantua Model UK Ltd) and many others. There are some places to get food too such as Adis grill, Papa John's and China Garden to name a few.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Ford, David Nash (2001). "History of Dedworth, Berkshire". Royal Berkshire History. Nash Ford Publishing. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  2. ^ "The Domesday Book Online: Berkshire D-M". Retrieved 2008-02-03.
  3. ^ "Magic Map Application". Magic.defra.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  4. ^ Betjeman, J. (ed.) (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches: the South. London: Collins; p. 112

External linksEdit

  Media related to Dedworth at Wikimedia Commons