|Charvil shown within Berkshire|
|Population||3,042 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Charvil is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. It lies a few miles east of Reading on the A4 road to Maidenhead, between Sonning and Twyford. The village is home to around 3,000 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) . It has two pubs a 'corner shop' and a garage. It used to have a church but it has been decommissioned
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. 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.
Notable existing and former residents include;
- David Hamilton: Radio and Television broadcaster
- Uri Geller: Illusionist
- Alan Titchmarsh: TV gardener.
Nearby towns and cities
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 175 Reading & Windsor (Henley-on-Thames & Bracknell) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319232149.
- "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
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