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West Ilsley is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. Image File history File links en: An image of en:West Ilsley in en:Berkshire, en:England. ... Image File history File links en: An image of en:West Ilsley in en:Berkshire, en:England. ... A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the smallest unit of local government. ... For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (pronounced Barkshe(e)r; 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. ... 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 Ethnicity...

It is situated in the West Berkshire district north of the town of Newbury on the Berkshire Downs. It has a pub, The Harrow, and a well supported cricket club. The Ridgeway passes within a mile of the village. West Berkshire is an local government district in Berkshire, South East England, governed by a unitary authority (West Bershire Council). ... Newbury is the principal town in the west of the county of Berkshire in the United Kingdom. ... The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is located in the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. ... The Ridgeway near Harwell For other meanings see Ridgeway. ...

The family seat of the Earl of Huntingdon, Hodcott House, is nearby. Earl of Huntingdon is a title which has been created several times in the Peerage of England. ...

There is also a East Ilsley approximately a mile to the east of the village. East Ilsley is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ...

The etymology of the word Ilsley is that it is derived from Hilde-Laege which means "Place of conflict", and either West or East Ilsley may be the site of the Battle of Ashdown, Alfred the Great's victory against the Danes. In historical linguistics, etymology is the study of the origins of words. ... Alfred (849? – 26 October 899) (sometimes spelt Ælfred) was king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899. ...

Notable residents

Marco Antonio de Dominis for a time lived in West Ilsley. Marco Antonio de Dominis, Dalmatian ecclesiastic, apostate, and man of science, b. ...

Horse Trainer Mick Channon (the ex Southampton footballer), who moved into the village after buying the stables of the former Queen's trainer, Dick Hern. Mick Channon (born Orcheston, Wiltshire, 28th November 1948) was a feared goalscorer with Southampton and England in the 1970s and later became a hugely successful racehorse trainer. ...

See also

This is a list of settlements in Berkshire, England. ... This is a list of civil parishes in Berkshire, England. ...


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Settlements in West Berkshire
Towns: Hungerford | Newbury | Thatcham
Civil parishes: Aldermaston | Aldworth | Ashampstead | Basildon | Beech Hill | Beedon | Beenham | Boxford | Bradfield | Brightwalton | Brimpton | Bucklebury | Burghfield | Catmore | Chaddleworth | Chieveley | Cold Ash | Combe | Compton | East Garston | East Ilsley | Enborne | Englefield | Farnborough | Fawley | Frilsham | Great Shefford | Greenham | Hampstead Norreys | Hamstead Marshall | Hermitage | Inkpen | Kintbury | Lambourn | Leckhampstead | Midgham | Padworth | Pangbourne | Peasemore | Purley-On-Thames | Speen | Stanford Dingley | Stratfield Mortimer | Streatley | Sulhamstead | Theale | Tidmarsh | Tilehurst | Ufton Nervet | Wasing | Welford | West Woodhay | West Ilsley | Winterbourne | Woolhampton | Yattendon
Other villages: | Aldermaston Wharf | Ashmore Green | Bagnor | Burnt Hill | Calcot | Donnington | Halfway | Hell Corner | Marsh Benham | Shaw | South Fawley | Stockcross | Upper Basildon | Upper Lambourn | Wash Common | Weston | World's End

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West Berkshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (565 words)
West Berkshire is a local government district in Berkshire, South East England, governed by a unitary authority (West Berkshire Council).
The West Berkshire district borders Hampshire to the south, Wiltshire to the west, Oxfordshire to the north and both the Reading and Wokingham unitary districts to the east.
West Berkshire is also home to the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment, based near Aldermaston to the east of the district and the worldwide headquarters of Vodafone on the outskirts of Newbury.
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