Bradfield, Berkshire

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Coordinates: 51°26′58″N 1°07′57″W / 51.4494°N 1.1325°W / 51.4494; -1.1325

River Pang in Bradfield, Berkshire.jpg
The River Pang in Bradfield village
Bradfield is located in Berkshire
 Bradfield shown within Berkshire
Population 2,172 (2001)
OS grid reference SU603726
Civil parish Bradfield
Unitary authority West Berkshire
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town READING
Postcode district RG7
Dialling code 0118
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Newbury
List of places

Bradfield is a small village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. The parish also includes the now rather larger village of Bradfield Southend, and the hamlet of Tutts Clump.

Bradfield village is the home of the public school Bradfield College, whilst Bradfield Southend is well-known locally for the display of outdoor Christmas lights put on by many residents.


Bradfield is located on low lying land adjacent to the River Pang about seven miles west of Reading, where the Theale to Compton road crosses the river. Bradfield Southend, by contrast, is situated about a mile to the south west on the ridge-line separating the valleys of the River Pang and the River Kennet. Other villages and hamlets in the parish include Southend, Tutts Clumps and Rotten Row. There is a complex of ponds in the vicinity of the latter containing very good examples of artesian aquifers. Best known of these is 'The Blue Pool' which has delighted generations of children. In recent years, the current owners have had to deny access to the site due to minor fluctuating levels of pollution. Plans for better access have not yet come to fruition.

Local area[edit]

Position: grid reference SU605726 (Bradfield), SU596706 (Bradfield Southend)

Nearby towns and cities: Reading

Nearby villages: Theale, Stanford Dingley, Englefield, Tidmarsh, Upper Basildon, Pangbourne

Local government[edit]

Bradfield is a civil parish with an elected parish council. It falls within the area of the unitary authority of West Berkshire. Both the parish council and the unitary authority are responsible for different aspects of local government.

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