The small village of Farnborough lies nine miles west of Newbury, on the Berkshire Downs. It was on the pack-horse road from Hungerford to Abingdon and Oxford. The soil is clay. Approximately two thirds of the land was arable, with some woodland.
Wordie, R. (ed.), ‘Enclosure In Berkshire, 1485-1885’ (Reading, 2000) pp.65-66.
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