Hare Hatch

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Hare Hatch
Hare Hatch is located in Berkshire
Hare Hatch
Hare Hatch
 Hare Hatch shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU806778
Metropolitan borough Wokingham
Metropolitan county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district RG10
Dialling code 0118
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Berkshire
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Coordinates: 51°29′42″N 0°50′36″W / 51.495089°N 0.843311°W / 51.495089; -0.843311

Hare Hatch is a village in Berkshire, England, and part of the civil parish of Ruscombe.

The settlement lies near to the A4 road, and is located approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north-east of Reading. It is close to Twyford, and also lies approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Maidenhead.

The area is perhaps best known for its three garden centres, two of which are situated directly across the A4 from each other.[1] The largest of the three garden centres, Hare Hatch Sheeplands, has frequently been in difficulty with the local council in arranging planning permission, and issues revolving around the change of use of the existing buildings on site, from nursery with farm shop & cafe, to mixed retail with cafe & play area on green belt land. This is still unresolved,[2] and as of May 2015, the council are still trying to impose sanctions on the business.[3]

On 27 April 1927 seven Reading FC fans were killed when their bus crashed in Hare Hatch on the way home from a match against Chelsea.[4]


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