West Ilsley

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West Ilsley
West Ilsley, Berkshire.jpg
The road into West Ilsley
West Ilsley is located in Berkshire
West Ilsley
West Ilsley
Location within Berkshire
Population332 (2011 census)[1]
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNewbury
Postcode districtRG20
Dialling code01635
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteOfficial website
List of places
51°32′24″N 1°19′08″W / 51.540°N 1.319°W / 51.540; -1.319Coordinates: 51°32′24″N 1°19′08″W / 51.540°N 1.319°W / 51.540; -1.319

West Ilsley is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. The population of the village at the 2011 Census was 332.[1]

Location and amenities[edit]

It is situated in the West Berkshire district north of the town of Newbury on the Berkshire Downs. There is also an East Ilsley approximately a mile southeast of the village.

West Ilsley has a public house, The Harrow, and a well supported cricket club The West Ilsley Cricket Club. The Ridgeway passes within a mile of the village.


The etymology of the word Ilsley is that it is derived from Hilde-Laege which means "Place of conflict", and either West or East Ilsley may be the site of the Battle of Ashdown, Alfred the Great's victory against the Danes. The original Morland Brewery was first set up in West Ilsley in 1711.


From 18 February 2013, West Ilsley is served by Newbury and District bus services 6 and 6A from Newbury.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  2. ^ Info at newburyanddistrict.co.uk

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