Fifield, Berkshire

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This article is about Fifield, near Maidenhead. It is to be distinguished from Fyfield, formerly Berkshire which is now in Oxfordshire, near Abingdon.
Fifield
Fifield is located in Berkshire
Fifield
Fifield
Fifield shown within Berkshire
Population 1,000 
OS grid reference SU908768
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MAIDENHEAD
Postcode district SL4 & SL6
Dialling code 01628
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
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BerkshireCoordinates: 51°29′03″N 0°41′38″W / 51.484299°N 0.694021°W / 51.484299; -0.694021

Fifield is a village in the civil parish of Bray (where the 2011 Census population was included)[1][2] in the English county of Berkshire.

The settlement lies near the junction of the M4 and A404(M) motorways, and is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) from Maidenhead (to the north) and Windsor (to the east).

The local pub is the Fifield Inn,[3] which was refurbished in 2014.[4]

Etymology[edit]

The name Fifield is from the Old English fīf + hīd, meaning '(estate of) five hides of land'.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

Transport[edit]

The Courtney Buses 16A route passes through the village[7] as do some school busses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fifield, Berkshire - UK Villages Village Towns Communities England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Urban, Suburban Country and Rural". Ukvillages.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Fifield photos, maps, books, memories". Francisfrith.com. 2007-11-03. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Fifield Inn, a Pub and Bar in Fifield, Berkshire. Search for Berkshire Pub and Bars". Information-britain.co.uk. 2005-10-16. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  4. ^ "Village pub reopens thanks to husband and wife team". Royal Borough Observer. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  5. ^ Mills, A.D: A Dictionary of English Place-Names, page 131. Oxford University Press, 1991.
  6. ^ a b "RBH Biography: Sir William Norreys (1523-1591)". Berkshirehistory.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  7. ^ 2016, Courtney Group. "TIMETABLES - Courtney Coaches Ltd". www.courtneybuses.com. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Fifield, Berkshire at Wikimedia Commons