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Encyclopedia > Berkshire, England
Berkshire
Image:EnglandBerkshire.png
Geography
Status: Ceremonial County and County
Region: South East England
Area:
- Total
Ranked 40th
1,262 km²
NUTS 3: UKJ11
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 26th
803,657
636
Ethnicity: 88.7% White
6.8% S.Asian
2.0% Afro-Carib.
Politics
Members of Parliament

Adam Afriyie, Richard Benyon, Andrew Mackay, Fiona Mactaggart, Theresa May, John Redwood, Martin Salter, Rob Wilson The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to administrative counties of England. ... An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ... South East England is one of the official regions of England. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Area. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Population - 2002 mid-year estimates from the Office for National Statistics, unrounded figures published by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in the Entitlement Notification Reports for Revenue Support Grants [1]. See also: List of Administrative shire counties of... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Adam Afriyie is the Conservative MP for Windsor. ... Richard Benyon making his victory speech at Newbury racecourse. ... The Right Honourable Andrew James MacKay (born August 27, 1949) is a British politician, and Member of Parliament for Bracknell for the Tories. ... Fiona Margaret Mactaggart (born 12 September 1953) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Theresa May The Right Honourable Theresa May (born 1956) is a British politician, former chairman of the Conservative Party, and MP for Maidenhead. ... John Redwood The Right Honourable John Redwood (born June 15, 1951) is a British Conservative politician, MP for Wokingham and Shadow Secretary of State for Deregulation. ... Martin John Salter is a United Kingdom politician and fisherman. ... Rob Wilson is a United Kingdom politician and entrepreneur. ...

Districts
Image:EnglandBerkshireNumbered.png
  1. West Berkshire
  2. Reading
  3. Wokingham
  4. Bracknell Forest
  5. Windsor and Maidenhead
  6. Slough
For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation)

Berkshire (IPA: [ˈbɑːkʃə] or [ˈbɑːkʃɪə] ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. West Berkshire is an local government district in Berkshire, South East England, governed by a unitary authority (West Bershire Council). ... St Marys Church and market Reading is a town and unitary authority in Berkshire in England. ... Wokingham is a local government district in Berkshire, England. ... Bracknell Forest is a Unitary authority and borough in the former county of Berkshire in southern England. ... The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is a unitary authority in Berkshire, South East England. ... Slough (pronounced ) is a town and unitary authority in the county of Berkshire in the south of England. ... Berkshire may refer to several places or subjects: In the United Kingdom: the county of Berkshire in southern England In the United States: (usually refers to a mountainous resort area in Massachusetts. ... Symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in south central England. ... Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... A bridge over the river Avon at Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Hampshire (abbr. ...


It is also known as Royal Berkshire, and this title was made official with a grant in the 1930s. Events and trends Technology Jet engine invented First atom was split with a particle accelerator Golden Age of radio begins in U.S. Disney adopts a three-color Technicolor process for cartoons First Kit Kat in UK The photocopier is invented by Carlson Air mail service across the Atlantic Science...

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History

The county is one of the oldest in England, being reliably dated back to the setting of the county borders by King Alfred the Great of Wessex. Following the reorganisation of the counties in 1974, Abingdon (its former county town) and the Vale of the White Horse were transferred to Oxfordshire, Slough was added from Buckinghamshire, and Reading became the county town. On April 1, 1998 the county council was abolished and the districts became unitary authorities. Alfred (849? – 26 October 899) (sometimes spelt Ælfred) was king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899. ... Wessex was one of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (the Heptarchy) that preceded the kingdom of England. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Abingdon is a market town in Oxfordshire, England and is one of the towns which claim to be Britains oldest continuously occupied town. ... The Vale of White Horse is a local government district of Oxfordshire in England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Slough (pronounced ) is a town and unitary authority in the county of Berkshire in the south of England. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in south central England. ... St Marys Church and market Reading is a town and unitary authority in Berkshire in England. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. ...


The county takes its name from a large forest of birch trees that was called Bearroc (Celtic for 'hilly') and was originally a transaction of land to King Cenwalh of Wessex. At this time, it only consisted of the northerly and westerly parts of the current county. Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Celtic languages are a branch of the Indo-European languages. ... Cenwalh was the ruler of Wessex from 643 to 672, except for a brief period (645 - 648) when he was driven out of his realm by Penda of Mercia. ... Wessex was one of the seven major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (the Heptarchy) that preceded the kingdom of England. ...


Berkshire has been the scene of many battles throught history, during Alfred the Great's campaign against the Danes, including the Battle of Englesfield, the Battle of Ashdown and the Battle of Reading. During the English Civil War there were two battles in Newbury. Alfred (849? – 26 October 899) (sometimes spelt Ælfred) was king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899. ... The name Battle of Reading is given to two separate engagements near the town of Reading, Berkshire. ... The English Civil War (or Wars) refers to the series of armed conflicts and political machinations which took place between Parliamentarians and Royalists from 1642 until 1651, specifically to the first (1642–1645) and second (1648–1649) civil wars between the supporters of King Charles I and the supporters of... The two Battles of Newbury took place near Newbury, Berkshire during the English Civil War in 1643 and 1644. ... Newbury is the principal town in the west of the county of Berkshire in the United Kingdom. ...


Geology, landscape and ecology

The highest point in the county is Walbury Hill at 297m (974ft). It is the highest point on Salisbury Plain and in the whole of South East England. Walbury Hill is the highest point in Berkshire at 297 m (974 ft) above sea level. ... This article is about the plateau in southern England; Salisbury Plain is also an area on South Georgia Island. ... South East England is one of the official regions of England. ...


Demographics

According to 2003 estimates there are 803,657 people in Berkshire, or 636 people / km2. The population is mostly based in the urban areas to the east of the county, with West Berkshire being much more rural. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... West Berkshire is an local government district in Berkshire, South East England, governed by a unitary authority (West Bershire Council). ...


The population has increased massively since 1831, this may be in part due to the sweeping boundary changes however. In 1831 there were 146,234 people living in Berkshire, by 1901 it had risen to 252,571 (of which 122,807 were male and 129,764 were female). 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Population of Berkshire:

1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Events January 23 - The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

Politics

As Berkshire is now only a ceremonial county, it has no county council. In the unitary authorities the Conservatives controls the West Berkshire, Wokingham and Bracknell Forest councils, Labour control Reading county council, whilst the Liberal Democrats control the Windsor and Maidenhead council. Slough is controlled jointly between the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives. The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to administrative counties of England. ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... West Berkshire is an local government district in Berkshire, South East England, governed by a unitary authority (West Bershire Council). ... Wokingham is a local government district in Berkshire, England. ... Bracknell Forest is a Unitary authority and borough in the former county of Berkshire in southern England. ... The Labour Party is a a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... Reading is an activity: Reading is an activity performed by a human. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a social liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is a unitary authority in Berkshire, South East England. ... Slough (pronounced ) is a town and unitary authority in the county of Berkshire in the south of England. ...


Since the 2005 general election, the Conservative Party dominates, controlling 6 out of 8 constituencies. Slough and Reading West are both represented by the Labour Party. The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... Slough is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Reading West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ...


See also: List of Parliamentary constituencies in Berkshire


Settlements

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The Kennet Valley.

Main article: List of places in Berkshire The Kennet is a river in the south east of England, and a tributary of the River Thames. ... This is a list of settlements in Berkshire, England. ...


The largest town in Berkshire by population is Reading, however possibly more famous is the town of Windsor, the most famous resident being Queen Elizabeth II. Reading is an activity: Reading is an activity performed by a human. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The...


By population:

Due to the county border changes in 1974 there are a number of towns which are no longer in Berkshire but Oxfordshire. These include Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Wallingford and Wantage. Reading is an activity: Reading is an activity performed by a human. ... Slough (pronounced ) is a town and unitary authority in the county of Berkshire in the south of England. ... Maidenhead is a town in Berkshire, England, and has a population of around 60,000. ... Bracknell is a town of about 50,000 people (1991) in the Bracknell Forest, in the English county of Berkshire. ... Newbury is the name of several places: Canada Newbury, Ontario (village) Newbury Station, Ontario (Southwest Middlesex Township, Middlesex County, Ontario) England Newbury, Berkshire United States of America Newbury, Massachusetts Newbury, New Hampshire Newbury, Ohio also: Newbury Park, California Newburyport, Massachusetts The place name was bestowed on Newbury in England late... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Missing image Map sources for Abingdon at grid reference SU4997 Abingdon is a market town in Oxfordshire, England and is one of several places which claim to be Britains oldest continuously occupied town. ... Map sources for Didcot at grid reference SU5289 Didcot is a town in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. ... Faringdon is a town in Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. ... Map sources for Wallingford at grid reference SU6089 Wallingford is a small town in Oxfordshire in southern England. ... There is also a town called Wantage in the state of New Jersey in the United States of America. ...


Places of interest

Key
National Trust National Trust
English Heritage English Heritage
Forestry Commission Forestry Commission
Country Park Country Park
Accessible open space Accessible open space
Museum (free)
Museum
Museums (free/not free)
Heritage railway Heritage railway
Historic house Historic House

Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as the National Trust, is an organisation which works to preserve and protect coastline, countryside and buildings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... English Heritage icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... English Heritage is a United Kingdom government body with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. ... Forrestry Commision logo for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... The Forestry Commission is a government body in the United Kingdom. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... A Country Park is an area designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a countryside environment. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... A museum is typically a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... A scene on a heritage railway. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Historic houses in England is a link page for any stately home, country house or other historic house in England. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... Basildon Park is a country house situated in the English county of Berkshire, between the villages of Upper Basildon and Basildon and near the town of Reading, at grid reference SU611782. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is located in the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Combe Gibbet is a gibbet at the top of a hill near the village of Combe in Berkshire. ... English Heritage icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... Categories: Berkshire | Castles in England | English Heritage | Stub ... The Kings College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor, commonly known as Eton College or just Eton, is a public school (that is, an independent, fee-charging secondary school) for boys located in Eton, Berkshire near Windsor in England, located about a mile north of Windsor Castle. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Frogmore or Frogmore House is a former royal residence in England, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, and is the site of the Frogmore Mausoleum containing the grave of Victoria and Albert. ... LEGO features a large variety of themed figurines (minifigures), including Space, Castle, and Town. ... Reading Abbey is a large, ruined abbey in Reading, Berkshire, founded by Henry I in 1121 for the salvation of my soul, and the souls of King William, my father, and of King William, my brother, and Queen Maud, my wife, and all my ancestors and successors. Contents // Categories: Buildings... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... This article is about the historic water meadow where Magna Carta was signed; for the district council named after that place, see Runnymede (district). ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... The Goring Gap seen from Lardon Chase on a snowy January day The Holies, Lough Down and Lardon Chase are three adjacent National Trust countryside properties, situated in the English county of Berkshire, above the village of Streatley and overlooking the Goring Gap. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Walbury Hill is the highest point in Berkshire at 297 m (974 ft) above sea level. ... An early 18th century view of Windsor Castle by Kip and Knyff. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... The Long Walk to Windsor Castle Windsor Great Park is a large Crown Estate of 19km2 south of the town of Windsor to the west of London in the United Kingdom. ...

See also

This article is about the Thames Valley in southern England. ...

External links

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References


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Bedfordshire | Berkshire | City of Bristol | Buckinghamshire | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | Cumbria | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | Durham | East Riding of Yorkshire | East Sussex | Essex | Gloucestershire | Greater London | Greater Manchester | Hampshire | Herefordshire | Hertfordshire | Isle of Wight | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | City of London | Merseyside | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Northumberland | North Yorkshire | Nottinghamshire | Oxfordshire | Rutland | Shropshire | Somerset | South Yorkshire | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Tyne and Wear | Warwickshire | West Midlands | West Sussex | West Yorkshire | Wiltshire | Worcestershire Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to administrative counties of England. ... Large sized chicken tender of England/St Georges Cross/State flag of Guernsey, 1936-1985 File links The following pages link to this file: The Ashes Arsenal F.C. Cornwall Cambridgeshire Charlton Athletic F.C. City of London London Borough of Croydon Cheshire Chelsea F.C. Devon England Essex... Bedfordshire is a county in England. ... Bristol is a city in south-western England, through which flows the River Avon. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in south central England. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... This article is about the English county. ... Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow or occasionally Curnow) is a county of England, the part of Great Britains south-west peninsula that is west of the River Tamar, often known as the Cornish peninsula or plateau. ... Cumbria is a administrative county located in the northwest area of England. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive hill and mountain scenery. ... Devon is a county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Dorset (pronounced Dorsit, sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the southwest of England, on the English Channel coast. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district in the United Kingdom. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced [ ˈglɒstəʃəʳ]; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a ceremonial and administrative county in southwest England. ... Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in England established in 1974 which covers an area roughly encompassing the conurbation of Manchester. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... The Isle of Wight is an island county off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Lancashire (archaically, the County of Lancaster) is a county palatine of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England, traditionally the second largest after Yorkshire. ... This article is about a small section of central London. ... Arms of the former Merseyside Metropolitan County Council Merseyside is a metropolitan county, created in the 1974 local government reform. ... For alternative meanings see: Norfolk (disambiguation) Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... For other places with this name, see Northumberland Northumberland is a county in England, on the border with Scotland. ... North Yorkshire is a county within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Salops) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and the Welsh preserved counties of Powys and Clwyd. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the Midlands of England. ... This article is about the English county. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... Tyne and Wear is one of six metropolitan counties in England, comprising the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ... Warwickshire (pronounced worrickshur or worricksheer) is a landlocked county in central England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... A bridge over the river Avon at Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Worcestershire (pronounced whus-ter-shur, whus-ter-sheer, whus-ter-shyer, or wUst@rS@(r) in New Edition OED shorthand; abbreviated Worcs) is a county, located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...


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GENUKI: Berkshire (1956 words)
"Berkshire, an inland county of England, on the south bank of the River Thames, having Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire on the north, Hampshire on the south, Surrey on the south-east, and Wiltshire on the west.
New Landscapes: Enclosure in Berkshire, a joint project by the Berkshire Record Office and the Museum of English Rural Life, makes use of the latest digital technologies to display historic manuscript maps and land awards and thus document the process of enclosing the common fields of the county of Berkshire between 1738 and 1883.
Berkshire Record Office holds 6 inch and 25 inch Ordnance Survey sheets from the first edition in the 1870s to the 1930s as well as earlier tithe and inclosure maps, and manuscript and printed maps, indexed by place.
Newbury, Berkshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1545 words)
Newbury is a civil parish and the principal town in the west of the county of Berkshire in England.
Newbury is situated on the River Kennet, the valley of which has always formed an important east-west transport route, served by the Kennet and Avon Canal, the Great Western Railway line from London to the West Country and the old A4 road from London to Bristol.
Newbury is part of, and the administrative centre of, the district administered by the unitary authority of West Berkshire.
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