Bagnor


Bagnor

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official_name =Bagnor
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shire_county= Berkshire
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Bagnor is a hamlet close to the town of Newbury in the English county of Berkshire and on the banks of the River Lambourn. It is best known as the home of the nationally famous Watermill Theatre. It was recorded in the Domesday Book as "Bagenore". [cite web
url = http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/berkshire1.html
title = The Domesday Book Online: Berkshire A-C
accessdate = 2007-12-22
]

It is near the villages of Speen, Donnington, Boxford, and Winterbourne. Donnington Castle lies less than a mile to the east.

Local government

Bagnor forms part of the civil parish of Speen, which is itself part of the district administered by the unitary authority of West Berkshire.

Rack Marsh

Rack Marsh is a small nature reserve in the village which is managed by BBOWT. It is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It was the scene of protests during the construction of the Newbury bypass which passes close to the east of the village. This was partly due to the presence on the reserve of the rare Desmoulin's whorl snail. [cite web
url = http://www.english-nature.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/2000109.pdf
title = SSSI designation for Kennet and Lambourn Floodplain
accessdate = 2007-12-22
]

See also

*List of places in Berkshire

References


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