Birch Hill

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Birch Hill
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, 1986 - - 345445.jpg
South Hill Park Arts Centre
Birch Hill is located in Berkshire
Birch Hill
Birch Hill
Birch Hill shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU869664
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district RG12
Dialling code 01344
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°23′26″N 0°45′05″W / 51.390518°N 0.751527°W / 51.390518; -0.751527Coordinates: 51°23′26″N 0°45′05″W / 51.390518°N 0.751527°W / 51.390518; -0.751527

Birch Hill is a southern suburb of Bracknell, originally part of the now-defunct civil parish of Easthampstead, in the English county of Berkshire.[1]

Although Birch Hill is a separate ward in Bracknell Town Council[2] it is combined with Hanworth to form Hanworth ward in Bracknell Forest Council.[3]

The Birch Hill estate was built in the 1970s on the slightly higher ground above South Hill Park, a Georgian and Victorian country house in beautiful parkland with two lakes (known locally as North Lake and South Lake), now an arts centre. Birch Hill is bounded by Hanworth to the west, Crown Wood and Forest Park to the north-east, Easthampstead to the north and Nine Mile Ride and the Crown plantations of Swinley Forest to the south.

Facilities include Birch Hill Primary School [1], a large Sainsbury's supermarket near the A322, a shopping centre that also serves Hanworth, a library, community centre and the Silver Birch public house. Coral Reef Water Park [2] and the Look Out Discovery Centre [3] are nearby.

The streets in Birch Hill are named in alphabetic order. For example, the southernmost area includes from east to west Naseby, Northcott, Nutley, Oakengates, Octavia, Orion, Qualitas and Quintilis.[4]

Birch Hill was featured in an episode of Road Wars that was shown on Sky 3 on 12 November 2009.


  1. ^ Reading and Windsor (Landranger Maps) (C2 ed.), Ordnance Survey, 2006, ISBN 978-0-319-22920-0 
  2. ^ "Birch Hill Ward Map". Bracknell Town Council. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ward Map for Hanworth" (PDF). Bracknell Forest Council. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Philip's Street Atlas Berkshire, Philip's, 2009, ISBN 978-0-540-09294-9