Popeswood

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Coordinates: 51°25′17″N 0°47′02″W / 51.421437°N 0.783802°W / 51.421437; -0.783802

Popeswood
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Newbold College
Popeswood is located in Berkshire
Popeswood
Popeswood
 Popeswood shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU846695
Civil parish Binfield
Unitary authority Bracknell Forest
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRACKNELL
Postcode district RG42
Dialling code 01344
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Windsor
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Popeswood is a village in Berkshire, England, near Bracknell. The village is within the civil parish of Binfield approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Bracknell. The main part of Popeswood lies north of the B3408 west of Temple Park and south of Binfield village, with a smaller section south of the B3408 between Amen Corner and Farley Wood.[1]

It is named after the poet Alexander Pope who lived in Popes Manor, then called Whitehill House, between 1700 and 1715.[2] More information on Pope's time in the area can be found in the Binfield article. Nearby Pope's Meadow is a countryside park that offers recreational facilities with open grassland, ponds, copse and veteran oak trees.[3]

Newbold College, a Seventh-day Adventist college, is located within Popeswood. Nearby are St. Mark's Church and The Roebuck public house.

Along London Road, the B3408, there is a post office, garage and a number of small businesses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Binfield Popeswood Study Area". Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "History of the hamlets of Binfield, Berkshire". David Nash Ford. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pope's Meadow Leaflet". Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 21 October 2012.