Crookham, Berkshire

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"Old Thatch" near Brimpton and Crookham - - 10671.jpg
"Old Thatch"
Crookham is located in Berkshire
Crookham shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU536641
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Thatcham
Postcode district RG19
Dialling code 0118
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°22′34″N 1°13′52″W / 51.375997°N 1.231041°W / 51.375997; -1.231041Coordinates: 51°22′34″N 1°13′52″W / 51.375997°N 1.231041°W / 51.375997; -1.231041

Crookham is a village in the English county of Berkshire, and part of the civil parish of Greenham.

The settlement lies near to the A339 and A4 roads, and is located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of Thatcham (where according to the grid ref the majority of the 2011 census population was included ). Crookham - like the adjoining Crookham Common - is situated at the end of the runway of RAF Greenham Common.


The village was originally owned by Reading Abbey, and thus King Henry III of England visited the hamlet in 1229 - most probably to engage in hunting in the rural areas.[1] It consisted of two main manors, Crookham and Chamberhouse. Chamberhouse was the childhood home of the distinguished soldier and statesman Henry Docwra, 1st Baron Docwra of Culmore, who was born there in 1564.


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