Place:Speen, Berkshire, England


Alt namesSpinaesource: Wikipedia
Sponesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 37
Coordinates51.417°N 1.333°W
Located inBerkshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Speen is a village and civil parish in the district of West Berkshire and county of RoyalBerkshire, England. Located north west of Newbury, the parish takes in the hamlets of Stockcross, Berkshire, Bagnor, Berkshire. and Marsh Benham, Berkshire as well as the village of Speen itself.

It sits on the Ermin Street/Ermin Way, the main Corinium Dobunnorum/Cirencester to Calleva Atrebatum/Silchester Roman road. The English Civil War Second Battle of Newbury was fought at Speen on 27 October 1644. Speenhamland in the parish, now part of Newbury, was the eponymous home of the Speenhamland system of outdoor relief.

Research Tips

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Speen, Berkshire. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.