Ravenswood, Berkshire

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Ravenswood
Ravenswood is located in Berkshire
Ravenswood
Ravenswood
Ravenswood shown within Berkshire
OS grid referenceSU823647
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCrowthorne
Postcode districtRG45
Dialling code01344
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
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51°22′34″N 0°49′01″W / 51.376°N 0.817°W / 51.376; -0.817Coordinates: 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]

References[edit]

  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.