Wasing is a small
villageand civil parishin Berkshire, England.
It is situated in the
West Berkshiredistrict, near to the Berkshire- Hampshireborder approximately 7 1/2 miles south east of Newbury, its post town. Other places located close by include Aldermastonand Brimpton. The village is situated near the river Enborne.
The area largely consists of the [http://www.wasing.co.uk Wasing Estate] which was purchased in 1759 by the London nautical publisher John Mount. He built the mansion Wasing Place, completed in 1770, which became the home of his descendants the MPs,
William Mount, William George Mountand Sir William Mount. The house was rebuilt after a fire in 1945.
The estate is available for
game shooting, as well as fishing, and its lands are also used by local villagers for walking.
For four consecutive years, the Wasing Estate has played host to "
The GladeFestival", an electronic dance music festival which originally started out as a stage at Glastonbury Festival. The annual festival takes place over three days in the summer and attracted around 13,000 people in 2005.
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