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St James, Ruscombe - - 1525480.jpg
St James' parish church
Ruscombe is located in Berkshire
Location within Berkshire
Population1,094 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSU7976
Civil parish
  • Ruscombe
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townReading
Postcode districtRG10
Dialling code0118
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteRuscombe Parish Council
List of places
51°28′48″N 0°51′07″W / 51.480°N 0.852°W / 51.480; -0.852Coordinates: 51°28′48″N 0°51′07″W / 51.480°N 0.852°W / 51.480; -0.852

Ruscombe is a village and civil parish, east of Twyford in the Borough of Wokingham in Berkshire, England.

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of St James was built in the late 12th century.[2] Its Norman chancel survives but its nave and west tower were rebuilt in 1638–39.[2] The church is a Grade I listed building.[2]

St James' is now part of a united benefice with St. Mary's, Twyford.[3] The benefice is in turn part of a local ecumenical partnership with Twyford United Reformed Church.[4]

Notable people[edit]

William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, lived in Ruscombe from 1710 until his death in 1718.

The actor Dennis Price, co-star of the film Kind Hearts and Coronets, was born in Ruscombe in 1915.


Ruscombe Football Club plays in the Reading Sunday League.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Historic England. "Church of St James, Church Lane (1154605)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  3. ^ Archbishops' Council (2010). "Ruscombe and Twyford". Church of England. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Our Churches". Ruscombe and Twyford LEP. Retrieved 22 July 2013.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ruscombe at Wikimedia Commons