Caversham Park Village

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Caversham Park Village
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Houses in Caversham Park Village
Caversham Park Village is located in Berkshire
Caversham Park Village
Caversham Park Village
Caversham Park Village shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU728765
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town READING
Postcode district RG4
Dialling code 0118
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Berkshire
51°28′59″N 0°57′05″W / 51.482933°N 0.951262°W / 51.482933; -0.951262Coordinates: 51°28′59″N 0°57′05″W / 51.482933°N 0.951262°W / 51.482933; -0.951262

Caversham Park Village is entirely residential land, associated with Emmer Green, which has the closest amenities — much of it is marked as Emmer Green. Both are upland areas of the former enlarged form of Caversham in the English county of Berkshire (historically in Oxfordshire). Today these areas are suburbs of the large town of Reading. Whilst the area has no formal boundaries, it generally refers to the residential area constructed on part of the former grounds of Caversham Park, to the eastern side of Caversham and adjoining the border with Oxfordshire.[1]

The village was largely developed during the 1960s, with the construction of 1500 new houses and the supporting road infrastructure. Unlike most of the rest of Caversham, which became part of Reading in 1911, Caversham Park Village remained in Oxfordshire until 1977, when the boundaries were redrawn to include it in Reading and it was transferred to Berkshire.[2]

Caversham Park Village is shared with Emmer Green in forming the 'Peppard' electoral ward of the borough of Reading named after Rotherfield Peppard, also known as Peppard which is the village adjoining the north of the rest of Emmer Green.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2006). OS Explorer Map 159 - Reading. ISBN 0-319-23730-3.
  2. ^ Phillips, Daphne (1980). The Story of Reading. Countryside Books. pp. 168–169. ISBN 0-905392-07-8.