Eastbury, Berkshire

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River Lambourn flwoing through Eastbury Berkshire.jpg
The River Lambourn in Eastbury
Eastbury is located in Berkshire
Location within Berkshire
OS grid referenceSU347771
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceThames Valley
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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, which is within the unitary authority of West Berkshire.


Eastbury has three Sites 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 formed 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 river 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]


  1. ^ "A Berkshire Village". Eastbury. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Cleeve Hill - 1004082 SSSI". Natural england. Archived from the original on 11 May 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  3. ^ "23. South Lambourn Downs". Berkshirelnp.org. Archived from the original on 11 May 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  4. ^ "The Plough Eastbury". The Plough Eastbury. 24 January 2013. Archived from the original on 25 May 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2013.