The road into West Ilsley
|West Ilsley shown within Berkshire|
|Population||332 (2011 census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Location and amenities
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.
- Marco Antonio de Dominis for a time lived in West Ilsley.
- Edmund Kerchever Chambers, Medieval and Renaissance scholar
- Horse Trainer Mick Channon (the former Southampton footballer), who moved into the village after buying the stables of the former Queen's trainer, Dick Hern.
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