Greenham

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St Mary's Church

Greenham is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. It was recorded in the Domesday Book as Greneham.[1] Greenham commences immediately south-east of Newbury and is in the West Berkshire district of England.

Demography[edit]

2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005[2]
Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other km² roads km² water km² domestic gardens Usual residents km²
Civil parish 126 146 50 70 9 0.258 0.039 0.246 937 13.6

Former airbase[edit]

The former airbase RAF Greenham Common, covers much of the south-east of the civil parish of the village, surrounded by the Common which covers most of the parish.

Governance[edit]

Drawing of Greenham Manor House, circa 1700.

West Berkshire administers local government; certain minor local services such as footpaths and sports facilities received grants from the precept of the civil parish council formed of residents.[3] The population of the civil parish including Newtown Common was 3,628 at the 2011 Census.

The area of the village, in its broad, traditional definition, including the racecourse, common land and aviation base, is 13.6 square kilometres (5.3 sq mi).[2]

Geography[edit]

Greenham has a public open space by the church called Audrey's Meadow, that is run by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.[4] It was named after one of the Parish Councilors called Mrs Audrey Appleby.[5]

Racecourse[edit]

Newbury Racecourse is in Greenham.

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Coordinates: 51°23′N 1°18′W / 51.383°N 1.300°W / 51.383; -1.300