Crookham, Berkshire

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Coordinates: 51°22′34″N 1°13′52″W / 51.375997°N 1.231041°W / 51.375997; -1.231041

Crookham
"Old Thatch" near Brimpton and Crookham - geograph.org.uk - 10671.jpg
"Old Thatch"
Crookham is located in Berkshire
Crookham
Crookham
 Crookham shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU536641
Metropolitan borough West Berkshire
Metropolitan county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Thatcham
Postcode district RG19
Dialling code 0118
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Berkshire
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Crookham is a village in the English county of Berkshire, and part of the civil parish of Greenham.

The settlement lies near to the A339 and A4 roads, and is located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of Thatcham. Crookham - like the adjoining Crookham Common - is situated at the end of the runway of RAF Greenham Common.

History[edit]

The village was originally owned by Reading Abbey, and thus King Henry III of England visited the hamlet in 1229 - most probably to engage in hunting in the rural areas.[1] It consisted of two main manors, Crookham and Chamberhouse. Chamberhouse was the childhood home of the distinguished soldier and statesman Henry Docwra, 1st Baron Docwra of Culmore.

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