Welford, Berkshire

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Coordinates: 51°27′22″N 1°24′43″W / 51.456°N 1.412°W / 51.456; -1.412

Welford
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St. Gregory's parish church and the rear of Welford Park House
Welford is located in Berkshire
Welford
Welford
 Welford shown within Berkshire
Population 522 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU4073
Civil parish Welford
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 Newbury
List of places
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England
Berkshire

Welford is a hamlet and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire, in the valley of the River Lambourn north-west of the town of Newbury. The parish is within West Berkshire unitary authority.

Notable buildings[edit]

Welford Park house[edit]

The country house of Welford Park, famous for its early spring displays of snowdrops, is in the village.

Saint Gregory's church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Gregory is one of only two existing round-tower churches in Berkshire, the other being St. Mary's at Great Shefford.

Transport[edit]

The M4 motorway and RAF Welford, a munitions depot used by the United States Air Force, are close to the village. The village was formerly served by Welford Park railway station on the Lambourn Valley Railway, but British Railways closed this line to passenger traffic in 1960 and to freight traffic to and from RAF Welford in the 1970s. The station site is now a car park for visitors to Welford Park's snowdrop displays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area selected: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 

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