Eastbury, Berkshire

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Eastbury
River Lambourn flwoing through Eastbury Berkshire.jpg
The River Lambourn in Eastbury
Eastbury is located in Berkshire
Eastbury
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Eastbury shown within Berkshire
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51°29′29″N 1°29′58″W / 51.491310°N 1.499350°W / 51.491310; -1.499350Coordinates: 51°29′29″N 1°29′58″W / 51.491310°N 1.499350°W / 51.491310; -1.499350

Eastbury is a small village in the valley of the River Lambourn in the English county of Berkshire.[1] The village is situated on the old river level road from Newbury to Lambourn, and is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Lambourn and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of East Garston. The village is situated in the civil parish of Lambourn (where according to the grid ref the majority of the 2011 Census population was included), which is within the unitary authority of West Berkshire.

Geography[edit]

Eastbury has three ites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) within close vicinity to the village, these are White Shute, Westfield Farm Chalk Bank and Cleeve Hill. [2][3]

River Lambourn[edit]

Bernard's Ford on the River Lambourn is found to the west of the village, suitable only for tractors and horses, but there is also a footbridge. Here the river forced its banks in July 2007 and flowed down the Newbury Road for over a hundred yards before rejoining the river.

The Plough Inn[edit]

The Lambourn runs through the middle of Eastbury, and past the Plough Inn,[4] which holds the Great Eastbury Duck Race on the river in May.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Berkshire Village". Eastbury. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Cleeve Hill - 1004082 SSSI". Natural england. Retrieved 2017-02-15. 
  3. ^ "23. South Lambourn Downs". Berkshirelnp.org. Retrieved 2017-02-15. 
  4. ^ "The Plough Eastbury". The Plough Eastbury. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-02-27.