infobox UK place
country = England
population= 2,400 (Parish, 2001)
region= South East England
Kintbury is a large
villageand civil parishin central-southern England, located in West Berkshirebetween the towns of Newbury and Hungerford.
In Kintbury there is a
primary schooland a CofE parish church[http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6264] both dedicated to St Mary, a post office, a corner shop, and one of the few village butcher's left in the whole United KingdomThe Roman Catholic youth retreat centre, St Cassian's Centre, is south-west of the village, between Inglewood and Titcomb. There are 3 pubs in the village called the Blue Ball, The Dundas Arms [http://www.dundasarms.co.uk/] and The Prince Of Wales all of which serve food.
Kintbury railway stationin the village is served by local services from Reading and Newbury to Great Bedwyn. The Kennet and Avon Canal[http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6270] also runs through the village at Kintbury Lock[http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6273] .
Kintbury was named by the Sunday Times in 2007 as in the top ten of England's most sought after villages.
Kintbury was spelt "Cynetanbyrig" in the
10th centuryand "Kenetebury" in the 13th century. After Saint Birinusconverted the people of Berkshire to Christianityin the mid 7th century, minsters soon became established in the county from which priests were sent out into the countryside. One such was founded at Kintbury, possibly it was the 'holy place' mentioned in the will of the Saxon thegn, Wulfgar, in 935.
* [http://kintbury.org.uk/ Kintbury village website]
* [http://www.berkshirehistory.com/villages/kintbury.html Royal Berkshire History: Kintbury]
* [http://www.berkshirehistory.com/churches/kintbury.html Royal Berkshire History: St Mary's Church, Kintbury]
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