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Ashampstead church.jpg
St. Clement's parish church
Ashampstead is located in Berkshire
 Ashampstead shown within Berkshire
Population 398 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU5676
Unitary authority West Berkshire
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Reading
Postcode district RG8
Dialling code 01635
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
List of places

Coordinates: 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. 

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External links[edit]

Media related to Ashampstead at Wikimedia Commons