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Reading (England)


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  • Variants

    • Reading, Eng
    • Reading (Berkshire)
    • Readingum (England)
  • Additional Information

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    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Berkshire (England)
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Reading (Berkshire)
    • Reading, Eng
  • Sources

    • found: Its The Thames in flood, 1947.
    • found: BL hdg.(Reading (England))
    • found: Foreign names information bulletin, July 31, 2001(former name: none; new name: Reading [short form], Borough of--ADM1, 51°27ʹN 00°58ʹW (UKK7))
    • found: GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009(ppl; 51°26ʹ00ʺN 001°00ʹ00ʺW)
    • found: GEOnet, 17 February 2016(Reading; geopolitical entity name: United Kingdom; first-order administrative division name: Reading [Borough of Reading]; 51° 26ʹ 00ʺ N, 001° 00ʹ 00ʺ W; 51.433333 [N], -1 [W]; seat of a first-order administrative division)
    • found: Wikipedia, 17 February 2016(Reading, Berkshire; a large town and unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Berkshire, England; the first clear evidence for Reading as a settlement dates from the 8th century, when the town came to be known as Readingum; Reading has had some degree of local government autonomy since 1253, when the local merchant guild was granted a royal charter; since then, the town has been run by a borough corporation, as a county borough, and as a district of Berkshire; one of the largest urban areas in the United Kingdom to be without city status (after three unsuccessful bids); local government for the town of Reading is currently principally provided by Reading Borough Council, a single level unitary authority without civil parishes; Reading's municipal boundaries do not include all of the surrounding suburbs, some of which (Tilehurst, Calcot, Earley and Woodley) are, at least partly within West Berkshire or Wokingham Borough unitary authorities; these outer suburbs belong to civil parishes, in some cases with their own town status; the Borough of Reading became a unitary authority area in 1998, when Berkshire County Council was abolished under the Banham Review, and is now responsible for all aspects of local government within the borough; since 1887, the borough has included the former villages of Southcote and Whitley and small parts of Earley and Tilehurst; by 1911, it also encompassed the Oxfordshire village of Caversham and still more of Tilehurst; a small area of Mapledurham parish was added in 1977)
  • Change Notes

    • 1979-08-16: new
    • 2016-02-20: revised
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