infobox UK place
country = England

latitude= 51.49
official_name =Ashampstead
population = 378 (2001
shire_county= Berkshire
metropolitan_county =
region=South East England
post_town= NEWBURY
postcode_district = RG8
os_grid_reference= SU562768

Ashampstead is a small village in the rural area of the English county of Berkshire that lies between Reading, Newbury and Streatley. The village population is around 350, occupying some 150 dwellings.


The village was known as Esshamstede in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The parish church of St. Clement dates from the 12th century and has frescoes from the 13th century and a wooden bell turret from the 15th century. It is believed that the frescoes may have been commissioned from Lyre Abbey in Normandy, France. The only remaining bell dates from 1662.

Local government

Ashampstead is a civil parish in its own right, and forms part of the district administered by the unitary authority of West Berkshire.

Nearby places

Towns and cities: Reading, Newbury

Villages: Aldworth, Hampstead Norreys, Upper Basildon, Yattendon, Streatley, Goring-On-Thames, Compton, Pangbourne

See also

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

External links

* [ Ashampstead Village Website]


*Web page '', retrieved 18:25 October 3, 2004 (UTC).

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