Three Mile Cross

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Three Mile Cross
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The Wesleyan Chapel, dated 1876, Three Mile Cross
Three Mile Cross is located in Berkshire
Three Mile Cross
Three Mile Cross
Location within Berkshire
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townReading
Postcode districtRG7
Dialling code0118
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°24′27″N 0°58′26″W / 51.4074°N 0.9738°W / 51.4074; -0.9738Coordinates: 51°24′27″N 0°58′26″W / 51.4074°N 0.9738°W / 51.4074; -0.9738

Three Mile Cross is a village in the civil parish of Shinfield, to the south of Reading, and immediately north of the adjoining village of Spencers Wood, in the English county of Berkshire.

In the 1960s, the M4 Motorway was built and became a natural barrier between the village and Reading. In the 1980s, the A33 Swallowfield Bypass severed roads to the village of Grazeley lying to the west.

It is best known as the home of the famous 19th-century author, Mary Russell Mitford who wrote a five-volume book of literary sketches entitled Our Village, which is a series of stories and essays largely about the setting and people of Three Mile Cross.

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