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The Hawthorns, Charvil - - 1776099.jpg
Houses in Charvil
Charvil is located in Berkshire
Location within Berkshire
Population3,042 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSU775758
Civil parish
  • Charvil
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townReading
Postcode districtRG10
Dialling code0118
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteCharvil Parish Council
List of places
51°28′33″N 0°53′08″W / 51.4759°N 0.8855°W / 51.4759; -0.8855Coordinates: 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] The village is 3 miles (5 km) east of the centre of Reading on the A4 road to Maidenhead, between Sonning and Twyford. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 3,042.[3]

The area was mostly farmland until the 1950s, since which time the population has increased significantly.[citation needed] Charvil is bisected by the new Bath Road (A4).


Charvil has two pubs: The Wee Waif[4] and The Heron on the Ford (formerly The Lands End).[5]

The Community centre, formerly St Patrick's church

Charvil's community centre was built in 1952 as the Church of England church of Saint Patrick but was deconsecrated in 2011.[6] It was later demolished to make room for a housing project in 2019. Charvil is part of the ecclesiastical parish of St Andrew, Sonning.

The land between Charvil and Twyford is a nature reserve with footpaths beside the River Loddon and around lakes formed from former gravel pits.

Notable residents[edit]

Notable current and former residents include

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  1. ^ Reading & Windsor, Henley-on-Thames & Bracknell (Map). 1:50,000. Landranger. Ordnance Survey. 2012. § 175. ISBN 978-0319232149.
  2. ^ "1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Charvil Parish (1170211992)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  4. ^ "The Wee Waif". Hungry Horse. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  5. ^ The Lands End
  6. ^ "Church council closes St Patrick's Church in Charvil". BBC Berkshire. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2018.

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