Reed Village History


Reed is a thriving village with a village hall, the Saxon parish church of St. Mary, an excellent first school, and a successful cricket club.

There has been a settlement at Reed for 2000 years, and the community was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 (as Retth). A number of houses in the village boast the remnants of ancient moats, and the village includes a number of ancient woods on its outskirts. Reed was awarded protected status as a conservation area in 1974.