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Caversham is a suburb in the unitary authority of Reading, England, although, historically, Caversham was part of Oxfordshire. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames, within the county of Berkshire, on the opposite bank from the rest of Reading. Caversham Bridge, Reading Bridge and Caversham Lock (pedestrian only) provide crossing points, with Sonning Bridge a few miles east of Caversham. Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Reading is a town and unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) in the English county of Berkshire. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... The Thames (pronounced //) is a river flowing through southern England and connecting London with the sea. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Caversham Bridge is a bridge across the River Thames between Caversham and Reading. ... Reading Bridge is a road bridge over the River Thames at Reading in the English county of Berkshire. ... Caversham Lock is a lock and weir situated on the River Thames in Reading, Berkshire, England. ... Sonning Bridge is a bridge across the River Thames in Sonning, Berkshire. ...


Caversham was an urban district of the administrative county of Oxfordshire until 1911, when it became part of the county borough of Reading, and the ceremonial county of Berkshire.[1][2] In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Reading is a town and unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) in the English county of Berkshire. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ...


Caversham spreads across from the River Thames floodplain (to the east) and up the foothills of the Chilterns. There are distinct areas known as Caversham Heights (residential) on the hill, Caversham (the shopping area and immediate residential surrounds), Lower Caversham (residential and light industrial) to the south east and Caversham Park (residential) to the north east. Caversham Park (sometimes referred to as Caversham Park Village) is an area that was developed in the 1960s on what was parkland. The Chiltern Hills are a chalk escarpment that stretches in a south-west to north-east diagonal from Goring-On-Thames to Luton, but is most prominent in Buckinghamshire. ... Caversham Park is a historic house with parkland in the suburb of Caversham, on the outskirts of Reading, England. ... The outrageously crowded Woodstock festival epitomized the popular antiwar movement of the 60s. ...


In the Middle ages, Caversham Manor was one of the demesnes of William Marshal (1146 or 471219), Earl of Pembroke and Regent of England. It was the place of his death. During the same period, pilgrims came to Caversham to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham, somewhere near the present church, as well as the chapel of St. Anne on the bridge and her well, whose waters were believed to have healing properties. Only the well survives. It is now dry and surrounded by a protective wall, topped with a domed iron grill. A modern shrine to Our Lady has been re-established at the RC Church of Our Lady and St. Anne. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Caversham Park is a historic house with parkland in the suburb of Caversham, on the outskirts of Reading, England. ... The feudal concept of demesne is a form of manorial land tenure as conceived in Western Europe, initially in France but exported to England, during the Middle Ages. ... William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1146–1219) was an English aristocrat and statesman. ... Events Saint Bernard of Clairvaux preaches the Second Crusade at Vezelay, Burgundy First written mention of Bryansk. ... Events King Afonso I of Portugal and the Crusaders capture Lisbon from Muslims First written mention of Moscow. ... // Events Saint Francis of Assisi introduces Catholicism into Egypt, during the Fifth Crusade The Flag of Denmark fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse Ongoing events Fifth Crusade (1217-1221) Births Christopher I of Denmark (died 1259) Frederick II of Austria (died 1246) Guillaume de Gisors, supposedly the... In Christian culture and practice, a shrine to the Virgin Mary or Marian shrine is a shrine marking an apparition or other miracle ascribed to the Blessed Virgin Mary, or a site on which is centered a historically strong Marian devotion. ... Anna also known as Saint Anne is known by tradition as mother of The Virgin Mary. ...


The fortified manor house was replaced by Caversham Park in the 16th century. Several houses have stood on the site, notably the home of William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan. BBC Monitoring, is housed in the present Caversham Park House, built in 1850. It is the section of the BBC World Service that supplies news, information and comment gathered from the mass media around the world. It is also home to the BBC Written Archives Centre and BBC Radio Berkshire. William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan (1672 - 1726) was a noted military officer in the army of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough during the War of the Spanish Succession. ... BBC Monitoring is a division of the British Broadcasting Corporation that monitors the mass media worldwide. ... World Service logo The BBC World Service is one of the most widely recognised international broadcasters of radio programming, transmitting in 33 languages to many parts of the world. ... BBC Radio Berkshire is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Berkshire. ...


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