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Dunsden Green

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OS grid reference  SU7377
Country  England
Post town  Reading
Local time  Wednesday 3:52 AM
District  South Oxfordshire
Civil parish  Eye and Dunsden
Region  South East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  RG4
Shire county  Oxfordshire
Dialling code  0118
UK parliament constituency  Henley
Dunsden Green
Weather  9°C, Wind S at 19 km/h, 98% Humidity

Dunsden Green or Dunsden is a village in the civil parish of Eye & Dunsden in South Oxfordshire, about 3 miles (5 km) northeast of Reading, Berkshire. Until 1866 it was in the Oxfordshire part of Sonning parish.

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Map of Dunsden Green, Reading, UK

History

The toponym means "valley of a man named Dyn(n)e". In 1086 the Domesday Book recorded it as Dunesdene, and a document of 1586 records it as Donsden Grene.

The Church of England parish church of All Saints was designed by the architect John Turner and built in 1842.

Nearby is the former vicarage. The future First World War poet Wilfred Owen lived here from September 1911 to February 1913 when he served as a lay assistant to the parish priest, Rev. Herbert Wigan.

The Dunsden Owen Association has been formed to commemorate the poet's links with the area, and a smartphone app can be downloaded which provides an interactive guide to the sites with which he was connected.

The village school was built in 1848. It is now the village hall.

In 2002 the Loddon Brewery was established in a converted 18th century brick and flint barn at Dunsden Green Farm.

In November 2007 a new community orchard was established by the planting of a Blenheim Orange apple tree on the village green by Lord Phillimore, the main local landowner. The orchard is beside the village green.

References

Dunsden Green Wikipedia


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