It is worth noting that another Manor was created out of land formerly part of the old Erlegh Court estate, that being Woodley Lodge, which was just along from the Church of St. Peter’s later to be called Bulmershe Court, just over the border in Woodley (although the original Erlegh Manor of course spread over much of what is now East Reading and West Wokingham districts).
During the time of the Napoleonic War the house was owned by Henry Addington, the Speaker of the House of Commons (who later became Prime Minister and Viscount Sidmouth, after who both Addington Road and Sidmouth Street in north Redlands are named) The Woodley Yeomanry was formed during this period with Henry Addington as their commander. The Prime Minister William Pitt was a regular visitor to the house.
During the Second World War, Bulmershe Court was used by English and American troops.
Sadly this part of our heritage was erased from the map forever in 1963 when it was demolished to make way for Bulmershe Teacher Training College, which was later ,merged with the University of Reading.
The departments of what was the Bulmershe College (especially media, and teacher training) are to be moved onto the Old London Road Site of the University (north Redlands). A mere 57 years of supposed progress with nothing to show except extinction of a piece of heritage. Progress indeed.