Lower Caversham

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Lower Caversham
Caversham lock and weir.jpg
Caversham Lock
Lower Caversham is located in Berkshire
Lower Caversham
Lower Caversham
Lower Caversham shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU722745
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town READING
Postcode district RG4
Dialling code 0118
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°27′54″N 0°57′35″W / 51.464916°N 0.959587°W / 51.464916; -0.959587Coordinates: 51°27′54″N 0°57′35″W / 51.464916°N 0.959587°W / 51.464916; -0.959587

Lower Caversham is an area of the former town of Caversham, in the English county of Berkshire (formerly Oxfordshire). Today this is itself a suburb of the larger town of Reading. Lower Caversham has no formal boundaries, but the name usually refers to that part of Caversham situated on lower ground to the east of central Caversham, close to the River Thames.[1]

The area lies entirely within the Caversham ward of the borough of Reading. As a unitary authority, the borough is responsible for all aspects of local government within the area. Lower Caversham is within the Reading East parliamentary constituency and the South East England European constituency.[2]

Caversham Lock is situated on the south bank of the Thames, and is connected to Lower Caversham by a weir which carries a public footpath, popularly known as The Clappers, across the river. This path also provides access to View Island, now a public park. Upstream of the lock, Reading Bridge provides a direct road link between Reading town centre and Lower Caversham.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2006). OS Explorer Map 159 - Reading. ISBN 0-319-23730-3.
  2. ^ "RBC Wards 2004 A4" (PDF). Reading Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-02-14.