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So much more than just a few fields

Hall Farm, as an area, is steeped in local history. The site, now owned by Reading University, was once the site of a thriving community. The Arborfield Local History Society have a wonderful website, full of all kinds of insight into the rich and diverse history of the whole of Arborfield. The entire website is well worth a few hours spent exploring, but by way of an introduction we could start here: http://arborfieldhistory.org.uk/properties_hall.htm

The old Arborfield Hall is a building I feel particularly "attached" to, even though the building itself was demolished in the 1960's. If you look closely at the Tudor style chimneys you might spot a similarity to this one:

There is a another matching Tudor brick chimney, just a bit shorter than ours, on one of the farm buildings at Hall Farm.

Even the brickwork over the windows matches ours. I feel LINKED to it.

There are an incredible number of locally valued listed buildings in and around the Hall Farm site, including:


• Cutbush – Grade II listed building

• Barn Adjoining Cutbush – Grade II listed building

• Oldhouse Farmhouse – Grade II listed building

• Hall Place Farmhouse – Grade II listed building

• Remains of Old Church – Grade II listed building

• Simonds Family Tomb – Grade II listed building

• Bridge House – Grade II listed building

• The Old Rectory, the Old Rectory Close – Grade II listed building

• Church of St Bartholomew – Grade II listed building

• Mole Bridge Farmhouse – Grade II listed building

• The Glen – Grade II listed building

• Carter’s Hill House – Grade II listed building

• Oak Cottage – Grade II listed building

• West Lodge – Grade II listed building

• Park Lodge – Grade II listed building

• Berkshire Masonic Centre – Grade II listed building

• Bridge at Sindlesham Mill – Grade II listed building

• Sindlesham Mill – Grade II listed building


But the ignorant greedy philistines who see this rich cultural heritage as just another way to make money want to turn it into a housing estate :-(

Just how blind and foolish are these people?


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