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Locks Ride in Winkfield Row
Winkfield is located in Berkshire
Winkfield shown within Berkshire
Population 14,998 (2011)
OS grid reference SU898711
Civil parish
  • Winkfield
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WINDSOR
Postcode district SL4
Dialling code 01344
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°25′54″N 0°42′35″W / 51.43180°N 0.70962°W / 51.43180; -0.70962Coordinates: 51°25′54″N 0°42′35″W / 51.43180°N 0.70962°W / 51.43180; -0.70962

Winkfield is a village and civil parish in the Bracknell Forest unitary authority of Berkshire, England.


According to the 2011 census, the parish had a population of 14,998. The parish includes the hamlets of Winkfield, Maidens Green, Winkfield Row, Brockhill, Winkfield Street, Chavey Down, Woodside, Cranbourne and Swinley, part of the village of North Ascot and the Bracknell suburbs of Forest Park, Martins Heron and The Warren. The parish used to be slightly larger – additionally covering what is now Bullbrook, Crown Wood and Harmans Water – and is said to have been one of the largest in England.[1]


Winkfield's New Lodge was the home of HRH Princess Sophia of Gloucester, a niece of King George III.

Between March 1942 and the end of World War II in June 1945 Foliejon Park in Winkfield was the residence of Haakon VII of Norway and his son, Crown Prince Olav.

At the west end of the village stands the Church of England church of St Mary's.

In the early 1960s, the United Kingdom aided a Canadian satellite mission Alouette 1 by providing the use of a ground station at Winkfield.[2]

Sport and recreation[edit]

Winkfield has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V.


Winkfield Row has a co-educational independent preparatory school called Lambrook, for both day and boarding pupils.


  1. ^ history.php?CID=26&Title=The+Parish+of+Winkfield. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.
  2. ^ Le Galley, Donald P. (1964), "1", in Le Galley, Donald P.; Rosen, Alan, Space Physics, University of California Engineering and Physical Sciences Extension Series, John Wiley and Sons, p. 36 

External links[edit]

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