Winkfield

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Winkfield
Locks Ride - geograph.org.uk - 1851013.jpg
Locks Ride in Winkfield Row
Winkfield is located in Berkshire
Winkfield
Winkfield
 Winkfield shown within Berkshire
Population 15,271 (2001)
OS grid reference SU898711
Civil parish Winkfield
Unitary authority Bracknell Forest
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WINDSOR
Postcode district SL4
Dialling code 01344
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Windsor
List of places
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England
Berkshire

Coordinates: 51°25′54″N 0°42′35″W / 51.43180°N 0.70962°W / 51.43180; -0.70962

Winkfield is a village and civil parish in the Bracknell Forest unitary authority of Berkshire, England.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 15,271. The parish includes the hamlets of Winkfield, Maidens Green, Winkfield Row, Brockhill, Winkfield Street, Chavey Down, Woodside, Cranbourne and Swinley, part of the village of North Ascot and the Bracknell suburbs of Forest Park, Martins Heron and The Warren. The parish used to be slightly larger – additionally covering what is now Bullbrook, Crown Wood and Harmans Water – and is said to have been one of the largest in England.[1]

History[edit]

Winkfield's New Lodge was the home of HRH Princess Sophia of Gloucester, a niece of King George III.

Between March 1942 and the end of World War II in June 1945 Foliejon Park in Winkfield was the residence of Haakon VII of Norway and his son, Crown Prince Olav.

At the west end of the village stands the Church of England church of St Mary's.

Sport and recreation[edit]

Winkfield has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V. The White Hart pub in Winkfield was recently awarded custodianship of a locally renowned cyclist's persil white shorts, signed by the Child Bereavement Charity's cycling team, on their recent return from a record breaking fund raising European tour. The shorts can be viewed by the public during normal opening hours.

Education[edit]

Winkfield Row has a preparatory school called Lambrook.

References[edit]

  1. ^ history.php?CID=26&Title=The+Parish+of+Winkfield. Bfheritage.org.uk. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.

External links[edit]

Media related to Winkfield at Wikimedia Commons