Oakley Green

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Oakley Green
Oakley Green is located in Berkshire
Oakley Green
Oakley Green
Location within Berkshire
OS grid referenceSU9276
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWindsor
Postcode districtSL4
Dialling code01628
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Berkshire
51°28′N 0°40′W / 51.47°N 00.67°W / 51.47; -00.67Coordinates: 51°28′N 0°40′W / 51.47°N 00.67°W / 51.47; -00.67

Oakley Green is a village in the eastern part of the civil parish of Bray in the English county of Berkshire.

Etymology[edit]

Its toponym is derived from "Oak Clearing," and a green used as common pasture by farmers of the parish.

History[edit]

The area is the purported site of the battle of Acleah, in 851 AD, between King Æthelwulf of Wessex and the Danes, resulting in a victory for Æthelwulf. It grew as a small village linking the route between Windsor and Reading, serving as a stop for packhorse traders.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Oakley Green at Wikimedia Commons