Caversham Heights

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Caversham Heights
Harrogate Road, Caversham Heights - geograph.org.uk - 616927.jpg
Harrogate Road
Caversham Heights is located in Berkshire
Caversham Heights
Caversham Heights
 Caversham Heights shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU702757
Unitary authority Reading
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town READING
Postcode district RG4
Dialling code 0118
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Reading East
List of places
UK
England
Berkshire

Coordinates: 51°28′34″N 0°59′20″W / 51.476°N 0.989°W / 51.476; -0.989

Caversham Heights is a residential area within Caversham in the English county of Berkshire (until 1911, in Oxfordshire). Today Caversham is a suburb of the larger town of Reading. Caversham Heights has no formal boundaries, but the name usually refers to that part of Caversham situated on higher ground to the west of central Caversham, straddling the Woodcote Road (A4074).[1] House prices in Caversham Heights are among the highest in Reading.

Amenities[edit]

There are two recreation grounds in Caversham Heights, and two golf courses and a health club with swimming pool just outside Caversham Heights in neighbouring South Oxfordshire.

The Albert Road recreation area provides public tennis courts, and is home to a bowling club and a croquet club.

Governance[edit]

Caversham Heights lies entirely within the Mapledurham and Thames wards of the borough of Reading. As a unitary authority, the borough is responsible for all aspects of local government within the area. The area is within the Reading East parliamentary constituency and the South East England European constituency.[2]

Fiction[edit]

A fictionalised Caversham Heights is the central theme of the book The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2006). OS Explorer Map 159 - Reading. ISBN 0-319-23730-3.
  2. ^ "RBC Wards 2004 A4". Reading Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-02-14.