Ravenswood, Berkshire

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Ravenswood is located in Berkshire
 Ravenswood shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU823647
Civil parish Wokingham Without
Unitary authority Wokingham
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Crowthorne
Postcode district RG45
Dialling code 01344
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Wokingham
List of places

Coordinates: 51°22′34″N 0°49′01″W / 51.376°N 0.817°W / 51.376; -0.817

Ravenswood is a modern village in the English county of Berkshire, part of the civil parish of Wokingham Without, adjoining Crowthorne.

The settlement was established in 1953 as a self-contained environment for disabled children. The complex is funded by the local authority, and is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north-west Crowthorne.

It stands on the site of Bigshotte Lodge, the home of the Keeper of Bigshotte Rayles, an ancient division of Windsor Forest.[1] It used to be called Hannican's Lodge, after a man called Hankin or Hanykin who was under-keeper in 1607.[1]


  1. ^ a b Page, W.H.; Ditchfield, P.H., eds. (1923). A History of the County of Berkshire, Volume 3. Victoria County History. pp. 225–236.