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Charvil is located in Berkshire
 Charvil shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU775758
Civil parish Charvil
District Wokingham
Shire county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament South East England
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Coordinates: 51°28′33″N 0°53′08″W / 51.4759°N 0.8855°W / 51.4759; -0.8855

Charvil is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England.[1][2] It lies a few miles east of Reading on the A4 road to Maidenhead, between Sonning and Twyford. The village is home to around 2,000 residents.

The area was mostly farmland until the 1950s and the population has increased significantly since then. Charvil is bisected by the new Bath Road (A4) which leads to the odd situation that the few village amenities are also split – a small church on one side and a pub, village hall and "corner shop" on the other.


Although lacking the picture postcard beauty of nearby Sonning, it is a peaceful, pleasant village in an attractive setting. Cut off from the noise and commotion of Reading, and enjoys a crime rate which is half the national average.[citation needed] The land between Charvil and Twyford is a designated nature reserve offering many attractive walks around a number of lakes (former gravel workings) and beside the River Loddon.

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Notable existing and former residents include;

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  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 175 Reading & Windsor (Henley-on-Thames & Bracknell) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319232149. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 

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