Burghfield shown within Berkshire
|Population||5894 (Civil Parish, 2001)|
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||West Berkshire|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|European Parliament||South East England|
|List of places: UK • England • Berkshire|
Burghfield is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃə or /ˈbɑːkʃɪə/ say Baak-shuh/-sheer sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a Home County in the South In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government History The district of Newbury was formed on April 1, 1974, as a merger of the borough of Newbury Bradfield Rural District, Hungerford Rural The ceremonial counties are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government as the Counties for the purposes of the Lieutenancies Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃə or /ˈbɑːkʃɪə/ say Baak-shuh/-sheer sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a Home County in the South The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one South East England is one of the nine official Regions of England. Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The, also known as the Reading postcode area, is a group of postal districts centered on Reading and Basingstoke in Southern England. The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Thames Valley Police is one of the largest Home Office Police services in England and the largest non- metropolitan one covering 2200 sq mi (5700 The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is a statutory fire and rescue service covering the area of the Ceremonial county of Berkshire in The South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS Ambulance services in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, South East England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a list of settlements in Berkshire, England. See the List of places in England for places in other counties A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet, but smaller than a Town or City. A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃə or /ˈbɑːkʃɪə/ say Baak-shuh/-sheer sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a Home County in the South England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It is situated in the district of West Berkshire, although it lies in the east of the district, close to Reading. The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government History The district of Newbury was formed on April 1, 1974, as a merger of the borough of Newbury Bradfield Rural District, Hungerford Rural Reading (ˈrɛdɪŋ as Redding) is a town in England, located at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, midway between
The parish of Burghfield consists of two separate villages – Burghfield Common and Burghfield Village – and several small hamlets, including Burghfield Bridge, Burghfield Hill, Pingewood and Sheffield Bottom. Pingewood is a hamlet in the Civil parish of Burghfield, to the south of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. Sheffield Lock, at, is a lock on the Kennet and Avon Canal, in the Civil parish of Burghfield in the English county of Berkshire
The main settlements of Burghfield parish lie along Burghfield Road, the major road out of Reading. From north-east to south-west: Burghfield Bridge is the closest to Reading and lies by the crossing of the Reading Road over the River Kennet; this is followed by Burghfield Village, after the crossing of the Burghfield Road over the M4 motorway which runs through the north of the parish; Burghfield Hill is in the southern upland part of the parish, naturally enough, at the top of Burghfield Hill; and Burghfield Common – named after the parish common land on which it was built and with by far the largest population – lies, in quick succession, the furthest south-west. Kennet Fluss2 dbjpg|150px]] The upper reaches of the River Kennet near Avebury The The M4 motorway is a Motorway in Great Britain linking London with Wales. Common land (a common) is a piece of land owned by one person but over which other people can exercise certain traditional rights such as allowing their livestock to graze The south-eastern part of Burghfield Common is known as Great Auclum (see History below).
The parish is largely bounded by rivers and streams. The Clayhill Brook partially forms its western border with Sulhamstead. Sulhamstead is a Village, electoral district (ward and Civil parish in Berkshire, England. The Burghfield Brook forms its southern border with Wokefield and Grazeley. Grazeley is a small Village and former Civil parish in the English county of Berkshire, about four miles south of Reading at. The eastern boundary is just east of the railway line, near Smallmead, running south from Reading. The northern boundary with Theale and the Southcote area of Reading is formed by the Holy Brook and the Draper's Osier Bed Stream. Theale is a large Village and Civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. The Holy Brook is a six mile long channel of the River Kennet in the vicinity of the English town of Reading. The River Kennet and Kennet and Avon Canal run through the very north of the parish and are, today, surrounded by vast gravel pits where there is much wildlife and where fishing, sailing and other water sports are popular pastimes. Kennet Fluss2 dbjpg|150px]] The upper reaches of the River Kennet near Avebury The The Kennet and Avon Canal is a Canal in southern England The name may refer to either the route of the original Kennet and Avon Canal Company, which linked the Gravel pit is the British English term for an open cast working for extraction of Gravel (river-deposited rounded stones For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. Sailing is the art of controlling a Sailing vessel. By changing the Rigging, Rudder and dagger or centre board a Sailor manages the force
Apart from the gravel pits, the area is mostly farmland. There are, however, still patches of scattered woodland: Brick Kiln Copse, Jame's Copse, Pinge Wood, Amner's Wood, Clayhill Copse and Scratchface Copse.
In 2001, the population of Burghfield was recorded as 5,894. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. In 1961, it was only 2,323. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Burghfield has a parish council served by 19 parish councillors, as well as being part of the unitary authority of West Berkshire. A Parish council is a unit of Local government in Great Britain. A councillor or councilor ( Cllr, Coun, Clr or Cr for short is a member of a Local government council such as a See also Independent city A unitary authority is a type of Local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all Local government functions History The district of Newbury was formed on April 1, 1974, as a merger of the borough of Newbury Bradfield Rural District, Hungerford Rural Burghfield also has its own 'Residents Association'.
Transport in the parish is relatively restricted in terms of heavy vehicular access and public transport. Public transport is provided by the 143, 148 and 149 buses, provided by Reading Buses whose routes lie along the Burghfield Road, and via Mortimer railway station which lies to the South, and is connected to Burghfield Common by a minibus shuttle at peak times. Mortimer railway station is a Railway station in the village of Stratfield Mortimer in the county of Berkshire in England. Heavy vehicular access in the region is restricted by the multiple low and narrow bridges over the canal and railways which lie to the North and East.
There are moorings on the Kennet and Avon Canal on the offside bank downstream of Burghfield Island and at the layby on Burghfield Island (near Burghfield Bridge). The canal has a number of locks and a swing-bridge along the Burghfield stretch.
There are several Bronze Age burial mounds in the parish. The term Bronze Age refers to a period in human cultural development when the most advanced Metalworking (at least in systematic and widespread use included techniques for A tumulus (plural tumuli) is a Mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves Excavations at one have shown that it was later used for burials when the Anglo-Saxons moved into the area. For their language see Anglo-Saxon language. Anglo-Saxon is the term usually used to describe the invading Tribes in the south In Old English, they named the place 'Hill Field'. There were three manors: Burghfield Regis, Burghfield Abbas and Sheffield. This article is about the medieval system "Manors" redirects here The original Burghfield Bridge was built by the De Burghfield family, but they had arguments with King Edward I over who should repair it. Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307 popularly known as Longshanks, was a King of England who achieved historical fame by conquering large parts of Wales and almost There was a minor skirmish there after the First Battle of Newbury in 1643. The First Battle of Newbury took place on 20 September 1643, in Enborne and Wash Common adjoining Newbury, England between Parliamentary The Williams family bought the manors after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the village was the childhood home of John Williams, Lord Williams of Thame, an important servant of several Tudor monarchs. The Dissolution of the Monasteries, sometimes referred to as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the formal process between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded Social and economic revolution Following the Black Death Plagues and the agricultural depression of the late 14th century population growth In the 20th century, Great Auclum at Burghfield Common was the site of a famous speed hill climb track. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on Great Auclum National Speed Hill Climb was a motorcar course close to Burghfield Common in the English county of Berkshire. It closed in 1974 and is now a housing estate. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar.
The parish church of St Mary's (CofE), in Burghfield Village, contains the alabaster effigy of the important historic figure, Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, the father of Warwick the Kingmaker. The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England, the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Richard Neville jure uxoris 5th Earl of Salisbury KG, PC (1400 &ndash December 31, 1460) was a Yorkist leader during Richard Neville Jure uxoris 16th Earl of Warwick and Suo jure 6th Earl of Salisbury ( 22 November He fought for the Yorkist cause during the War of the Roses, and was executed after the Battle of Wakefield in 1460. The House of York was a branch of the English royal House of Plantagenet, three of whom became English kings in the late 15th century The Battle of Wakefield took place at Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, on 30 December 1460 and was one of the major actions of the Wars of the Roses. He was buried first at Pontefract, but his son transferred his body to the family mausoleum at Bisham Priory and erected this effigy as part of his monument there. Pontefract is a Market town in West Yorkshire, England near the A1 (or Great North Road the M62 motorway, and Castleford. Bisham Abbey is a Grade I listed Manor house at Bisham in the English county of Berkshire. An effigy is a representation of a person especially in the form of Sculpture. A church monument is an architectural or sculptural Memorial to a dead person or persons located within a Christian church It is unclear why it was brought to Burghfield after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The Dissolution of the Monasteries, sometimes referred to as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the formal process between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded The effigy of a lady alongside him wears a headdress which is not thought to be of the right date to be his wife, but she may be one of the earlier Countesses of Salisbury buried at Bisham.
The church has six bells hung for Change ringing:
|Bell||Weight||Inscription||Bell Founder||Date Dedicated|
|Treble||5 cwt 0 qr 1 lb||254 kg||Fear God, Honour the King. Change ringing is the art of ringing a set of tuned bells in a series of mathematical patterns called "changes" Hundred weight or hundredweight is a Unit of measurement for Mass in U The pound or pound-mass (abbreviation lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States #) is a unit of Mass||Mears and Stainbank||20 December 1888|
|2nd||5 cwt 3 qr 18 lb||300 kg||Praise God in His Sanctuary,|
Praise Him in the firmament of His Power. The Whitechapel Bell Foundry is a bell foundry based in Whitechapel in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in the East End of London Events 69 - Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor. Year 1888 ( MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a
|3rd||7 cwt 0 qr 23 lb||366 kg||Let Christ be known around,|
And loved where'er we sound.
|4th||7 cwt 2 qr 15 lb||388 kg||Then shall true joys abound.|
|5th||9 cwt 1 qr 20 lb||479 kg||Before Him lowly fall|
Whene'er we lift our call.
|Tenor||11 cwt 3 qr 0 lb||597 kg||And Praise Him Lord of all.|
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has its headquarters at Burghfield Common. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is a British charitable organisation founded in 1934
Education in the parish is provided by two primary schools – one in Burghfield Village and one in Burghfield Common – and one secondary school – The Willink School (named after a prominent local family) – which provides for the secondary schooling of many of the surrounding villages. The Willink School is a co-educational comprehensive located in the village of Burghfield Common, Berkshire.
|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 | Holybrook | Inkpen | Kintbury | Lambourn | Leckhampstead | Midgham | Padworth | Pangbourne | Peasemore | Purley-On-Thames | Shaw-cum-Donnington | Speen | Stanford Dingley | Stratfield Mortimer | Streatley | Sulhamstead | Theale | Tidmarsh with Sulham | Tilehurst | Ufton Nervet | Wasing | Welford | West Woodhay | West Ilsley | Winterbourne | Woolhampton | Yattendon|
|Other villages and suburbs: | Aldermaston Wharf | Ashmore Green | Bagnor | Burnt Hill | Calcot | Donnington | Eastbury | Halfway | Hell Corner | Lambourn Woodlands | Little Heath | Lower Basildon | Marsh Benham | Shaw | South Fawley | Stockcross | Upper Basildon | Upper Lambourn | Upper Woolhampton | Wash Common | Weston | Woodlands St Mary | World's End|