Stockcross

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Coordinates: 51°24′45″N 1°22′30″W / 51.4125°N 1.375°W / 51.4125; -1.375

Stockcross
St johns stockcross.jpg
St John's church
Stockcross is located in Berkshire
Stockcross
Stockcross
 Stockcross shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU4368
Civil parish Speen
Unitary authority West Berkshire
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Newbury
Postcode district RG20
Dialling code 01488
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Newbury
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Stockcross is a village in Berkshire, England.[1] The village lies to the west of Newbury in the civil parish of Speen and the district of West Berkshire. Close to the cross-road in the middle of the village were the stocks hence the name Stock-Cross, which were removed in the early 1980s.

Facilities[edit]

Stockcross has a small shop/post office/coffee shop which is also a Bed and breakfast. Sutton Hall is the busy village hall, hosting regular events from jumble sales to Christmas pantos to village get-togethers. It has a small Christian school.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

The nearest railway station is Newbury. Bus service is Heyfordian Travel route 4 to Newbury and Lambourn.[2]

Places of worship[edit]

It is the site of a brick-built church, St John's,[3] erected and endowed by the vicar, the Rev. H. W. Majendie in 1839.

Hotel and pubs[edit]

'The Vineyard'[4] is a 5 star hotel on the edge of the village that has a spa and restaurant. The restaurant previously held two Michelin stars, although these were removed when Executive Chef John Campbell left for Dorchester's Coworth Park. Daniel Galmiche is now Head Chef. The Vineyard was described as "a palace of naffness" by restaurant critic Michael Winner.[5]

The village has a pub, the 'Lord Lyon'[6] The 'Rising Sun', a CAMRA-awarded pub serving ales from the West Berkshire Brewery, closed in 2013.

Nearby places[edit]

Towns: Newbury, Hungerford

Villages: Bagnor, Marsh Benham, Halfway, Wickham, Welford

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Speen Information". Speenpc.org.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  2. ^ http://www.heyfordian.travel/timetables/heyfordian_4.pdf
  3. ^ A Church Near You (2013-01-30). "Stockcross: St John, Stockcross - Berkshire | Diocese of Oxford". Achurchnearyou.com. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  4. ^ "The Vineyard Hotel, Berkshire, Newbury | 5 star luxury country house hotel | Fine dining restaurant". The-vineyard.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  5. ^ Harper's Bazaar Staff (11 August 2010). "Vineyard at Stockcross, Berkshire". Bazzar. 
  6. ^ "Home". Lord Lyon. 2013-02-16. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 

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