Bradfield, Berkshire

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Bradfield
River Pang in Bradfield, Berkshire.jpg
The River Pang in Bradfield village
Bradfield is located in Berkshire
Bradfield
Bradfield
 Bradfield shown within Berkshire
Area  16.67 km2 (6.44 sq mi)
Population 2,177 (2011 census)[1]
   – density  131/km2 (340/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU6073
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
UK
England
Berkshire

Coordinates: 51°26′56″N 1°07′55″W / 51.449°N 1.132°W / 51.449; -1.132

Bradfield is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. Aside from farms and a smaller amount of woodland its main settlements are Bradfield Southend, its medieval-founded nucleus 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.

Location[edit]

Bradfield's traditional centre is on the mid-flood plain of the River Pang centred 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Reading, where the Theale to Compton road crosses the river. Bradfield Southend is centred about a mile to the south west on the gentle escarpment between the Pang and the 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) (centres)

Nearest town/city: Reading

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

Demography[edit]

2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership[1]
Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other
Civil parish 218 203 48 116 36

Local government[edit]

Bradfield is a civil parish with an elected parish council – this makes up the second layer of local government. It falls within the area of the unitary authority of West Berkshire, the main layer of local government.

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