Coordinates: 51°26′34″N 1°14′09″W / 51.442913°N 1.235777°W / 51.442913; -1.235777

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Brockhurst and Marlston House School
Marlston is located in Berkshire

 Marlston shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU532718
Metropolitan borough West Berkshire
Metropolitan county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THATCHAM
Postcode district RG18
Dialling code 01635
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Berkshire
List of places: UK • England • Berkshire

Marlston is a hamlet in the English county of Berkshire, within the civil parish of Bucklebury.

The settlement lies south of the M4 motorway, and is located approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north-east of Thatcham.

The place-name 'Marlston' is first attested as 'Marteleston' in 1242, and means 'Martel's town or manor'. Galfridus Martel held the manor in 1242; 'Martel' is a French nickname meaning 'hammer', from the Old French 'martel' (modern French 'marteau').[1]

The area is the location of Brockhurst and Marlston House School, a large preparatory school.


  1. ^ Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, pp. 315 and 241.

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