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Ashampstead church.jpg
St. Clement's parish church
Ashampstead is located in Berkshire
Location within Berkshire
Population398 (2001 census)[1]
392 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid referenceSU5676
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townReading
Postcode districtRG8
Dialling code01635
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
List of places
51°29′N 1°11′W / 51.49°N 1.19°W / 51.49; -1.19Coordinates: 51°29′N 1°11′W / 51.49°N 1.19°W / 51.49; -1.19

Ashampstead is a small village and civil parish in the rural area between Reading, Newbury and Streatley in Berkshire, England. The parish population is about 400, occupying some 150 dwellings.


The village was called Esshamstede in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The Church of England parish church of Saint Clement dates from the 12th century. It has 13th century frescoes and a 15th-century wooden bell turret. It is believed[by whom?] the frescoes may have been commissioned from Lyre Abbey in Normandy, France.[citation needed] The only remaining bell dates from 1662.

Local government[edit]

Ashampstead is a civil parish in the area of West Berkshire unitary authority.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Area selected: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 November 2016.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Ashampstead at Wikimedia Commons