- Bradfield, Berkshire
infobox UK place
static_image_caption= The River Pang in Bradfield village
population = 1673 (2001 Census)
region= South East England
Bradfield is a small
villageand civil parishin 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 lightsput on by many residents.
Bradfield is located on low lying land adjacent to the
River Pangabout 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
Bradfield is a civil parish with an elected parish council. It falls within the area of the
unitary authorityof West Berkshire. Both the parish council and the unitary authority are responsible for different aspects of local government.
List of places in Berkshire
List of civil parishes in England
* [http://www.bluepool.gwr.bz/ The Blue Pool]
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