Kidmore End

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Kidmore End
St John the Baptist, Kidmore End - geograph.org.uk - 1549444.jpg
St John the Baptist parish church
Kidmore End is located in Oxfordshire
Kidmore End
Kidmore End
Kidmore End shown within Oxfordshire
Area 10.90 km2 (4.21 sq mi)
Population 1,302 (parish, including Gallowstree Common) (2011 census)[1]
• Density 119/km2 (310/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU6979
Civil parish
  • Kidmore End
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Reading
Postcode district RG4
Dialling code 0118
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website Kidmore End Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
OxfordshireCoordinates: 51°30′32″N 0°59′42″W / 51.509°N 0.995°W / 51.509; -0.995

Kidmore End is a village and civil parish in South Oxfordshire, centred 4 miles (6 km) NNW of Reading, Berkshire, an important regional centre of commerce, research and engineering. It is in the low Chiltern Hills, partly in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The A4074 from Reading towards Oxford passes through the west of the parish.

Amenities and geography[edit]

The village is dispersed into four built-up streets or small clusters of homes and has half-timbered cottages, housing ranging from early Georgian to a few late 20th century and early 21st century homes [2] and a public house, the New Inn.[3]

The Church of England parish church of Saint John the Baptist was built in 1852.[4] The village school was opened in 1856 and is now a Church of England primary school.[5]

Kidmore End Cricket Club plays in the Thames Valley Cricket League.[6]

The nearest shop, café and small business services are in Sonning Common, centred 0.5 miles (1 km) north-east. The area is about 3 miles (5 km) long at its longest (north-west to south-east) and includes the named localities of Gallowstree Common by a wooded common, Cane End, Chalkhouse Green and Tokers Green.

Land use[edit]

The land use statistics published with the 2011 census show that the area was mostly greenspace, which is agriculture and woodland in this area, with the next highest land use category being domestic gardens, followed by roads, non-domestic buildings and domestic buildings.[7]

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