Three Mile Cross

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Three Mile Cross
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The Wesleyan Chapel, dated 1876, Three Mile Cross
Three Mile Cross is located in Berkshire
Three Mile Cross
Three Mile Cross
 Three Mile Cross shown within Berkshire
Civil parish Shinfield
Unitary authority Wokingham
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Reading
Postcode district RG7
Dialling code 0118
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Wokingham
List of places

Coordinates: 51°24′27″N 0°58′26″W / 51.4074°N 0.9738°W / 51.4074; -0.9738

Three Mile Cross is a village in the civil parish of Shinfield, to the South of Reading, and immediately North of the adjoining village of Spencers Wood, in the English county of Berkshire.

In the 1960s, the M4 Motorway was built and became a natural barrier between the village and Reading. In the 1980s, the A33 Swallowfield Bypass severed roads to the village of Grazeley lying to the West.

It is best known as the home of the famous 19th-century author, Mary Russell Mitford who wrote a five-volume book of literary sketches entitled Our Village, which is a series of stories and essays largely about the setting and people of Three Mile Cross.

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Three Mile Cross from the viewpoint of people who live there

Media related to Three Mile Cross at Wikimedia Commons