Donnington, Berkshire


Donnington, Berkshire

Coordinates: 51°25′05″N 1°19′52″W / 51.418°N 1.331°W / 51.418; -1.331

Donnington
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Donnington Castle
Donnington is located in Berkshire
Donnington

 Donnington shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU467693
Parish Shaw-cum-Donnington
Unitary authority West Berkshire
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Newbury
Postcode district RG14
Dialling code 01635
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Newbury
List of places: UK • England • Berkshire

Donnington is a village in the civil parish of Shaw-cum-Donnington just north of the town of Newbury in Berkshire, England.

Donnington Castle, a ruined medieval castle of some historical significance, is in the village. Donnington Hospital almshouses, established in 1393, are the oldest charity in the county (although others formed later had older charities merged into them). The earliest current building dates from 1602, but the complex is very wide-ranging, with additional modern almshouses having been built in Bucklebury and Iffley. Other notable buildings include Donnington Priory and Donnington Grove. The latter is a Strawberry Hill Gothic mansion, now an hotel at the centre of a golf course.

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  • Donnington Grove — is a Strawberry Hill Gothic mansion, now an hotel and country club, and associated Golf Course at Donnington in the civil parish of Shaw cum Donnington, near Newbury, in the English county of Berkshire. It is overlooked by Donnington Castle.… …   Wikipedia

  • Donnington Hospital — is a series of almshouses at Donnington in the English county of Berkshire, run by the Donnington Hospital Trust. It was established in 1393 by Sir Richard Abberbury the Elder …   Wikipedia

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