Sonning Common

Sonning Common is a large village, mainly on the road that leads to Kidmore End, that was apparently once a community of scattered cottages, farms and beerhouses. Local pastures were used for grazing and pigs were allowed to feed on beech mast in the woods.

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However, in the first half of the last century housing began to spread southwards along the road towards Caversham and now Sonning Common is large a dormitory village.

The village's Anglican church is the Church of Christ the King, a small, modern flat-roofed, rather unattractive structure. The other church is the Church of St Michael, which is Roman Catholic. This is also a modern building but is more pleasing to the eye!

Sonning Common's reputation has been enhanced in recent years by its status as a centre of the English wine industry.

Sonning Common is on the B481 road between Reading to the south and Nettlebed to the north.

Images of Sonning Common:
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Sonning Common 1
Sonning Common 2


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