Holybrook

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Coordinates: 51°26′24″N 1°02′18″W / 51.439875°N 1.038444°W / 51.439875; -1.038444

Holybrook
The Holy Brook at Coley Park Farm.jpg
The Holy Brook at Coley Park Farm
Holybrook is located in Berkshire
Holybrook
Holybrook
 Holybrook shown within Berkshire
Population 7,162 (2001)
OS grid reference SU668717
Civil parish Holybrook
Unitary authority West Berkshire
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Reading West
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Holybrook is a civil parish on the outskirts of Reading in the English county of Berkshire. The parish takes its name from the Holy Brook, a watercourse which forms its southern boundary.

There is no village or hamlet called Holybrook, and the parish is largely made up of two recent suburbs of Reading, Beansheaf Farm and Fords Farm, together with that part of the older suburb of Calcot that lies south of the A4 Bath Road.

The civil parish is a recent creation, dating from 2000 when it was created from the part of Theale that lay to the east of the M4 motorway.

The parish has an elected parish council, and falls within the area of the unitary authority of West Berkshire. The parish council and the unitary authority are responsible for different aspects of local government. The parish falls within the Reading West parliamentary constituency.

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