East Ilsley is a village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. It is situated at grid reference SU492811 in West Berkshire, north of Newbury very close to the A34 road which bypasses the village.
Battle of Ashdown
There is also a West Ilsley nearby. Either West Ilsley or East Ilsley may have been the site of the Battle of Ashdown (Alfred the Great's victory against the Danes), the etymology of the name Ilsley is that it may be derived from Hilde-Laege which means "Place of Conflict."
Racehorses have been trained at East Ilsley for about 200 years .
- Curling, Bill (1977), Derby Double: The Unique Story of Racehorse Trainer Arthur Budgett, London: William Luscombe (Mitchell Beasley), p. 25, ISBN 0-86002-164-5
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