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St Nicholas, Beedon - - 34263.jpg
Saint Nicholas Church
Beedon is located in Berkshire
Location within Berkshire
Area8.05 km2 (3.11 sq mi)
Population459 (2011 census)[1]
• Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSU4878
Civil parish
  • Beedon
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNewbury
Postcode districtRG20
Dialling code01635
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°28′59″N 1°18′11″W / 51.483°N 1.303°W / 51.483; -1.303Coordinates: 51°28′59″N 1°18′11″W / 51.483°N 1.303°W / 51.483; -1.303

Beedon is a village and civil parish about 6½ miles (10.4 km) north of Newbury in West Berkshire, England. The village has outlying farmhouses and is otherwise clustered west of the A34 road.

Manor house[edit]

Beedon manor house was built early in the 18th century.[2]


The Church of England parish church of Saint Nicholas was built in about 1220.[3]


From 18 February 2013, Beedon is served by Newbury and District bus services 6 and 6A from Newbury.[4]


Beedon has a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) just to the north east of the village, called Ashridge Wood.[5]


2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005[1]
Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other km² roads km² water km² domestic gardens Usual residents km²
Civil parish 51 47 48 33 4 0.07 0.0007 0.1 459 8.05


There was a RAF decoy airfield opened to the west of the town during WWII. and its role was to deflect the bombing of real airfields. It was parented by nearby RAF Station Harwell, in Oxfordshire, England.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Key Statistics: Dwellings; Quick Statistics: Population Density; Physical Environment: Land Use Survey 2005
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1966). The Buildings of England: Berkshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 85.
  3. ^ Page, William; Ditchfield, P.H., eds. (1924). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Berkshire, Volume 4. pp. 40–43.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Magic Map Application". Retrieved 19 March 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Beedon at Wikimedia Commons