Bradfield, Berkshire


Bradfield, Berkshire

infobox UK place
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static_image_caption= The River Pang in Bradfield village
country= England
official_name= Bradfield
latitude= 51.4494
longitude= -1.1325
os_grid_reference= SU603726
population = 1673 (2001 Census)
civil_parish= Bradfield
unitary_england= West Berkshire
region= South East England
lieutenancy_england= Berkshire
constituency_westminster= Newbury
post_town= READING
postcode_district= RG7
postcode_area= RG
dial_code= 0118

Bradfield is a small village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. The parish also includes the now rather larger village of Bradfield Southend, and the hamlet of Tutts Clump.

Bradfield village is the home of the public school Bradfield College, whilst Bradfield Southend is well-known locally for the display of outdoor Christmas lights put on by many residents.

Location

Bradfield is located on low lying land adjacent to the River Pang about seven miles west of Reading, where the Theale to Compton road crosses the river. Bradfield Southend, by contrast, is situated about a mile to the south west on the ridge-line separating the valleys of the River Pang and the River Kennet. In Hungerford Lane it has a superb garden centre, Glenvale. Other villages and hamlets in the parish include Southend, Tutts Clumps and Rotten Row. There is a complex of ponds in the vicinity of the latter containing very good examples of artesian aquifers. Best known of these is 'The Blue Pool' which has delighted generations of children. Unfortunately, in recent years, the current owners have had to deny access to the site due to minor fluctuating levels of pollution. Plans for better access have not yet come to fruition.

Position: gbmapping|SU605726 (Bradfield), gbmappingsmall|SU596706 (Bradfield Southend)

Nearby towns and cities: Reading

Nearby villages: Theale, Stanford Dingley, Englefield, Tidmarsh, Pangbourne

Local government

Bradfield is a civil parish with an elected parish council. It falls within the area of the unitary authority of West Berkshire. Both the parish council and the unitary authority are responsible for different aspects of local government.

See also

*List of places in Berkshire
*List of civil parishes in England

External links

* [http://www.bluepool.gwr.bz/ The Blue Pool]


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