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Ashampstead

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OS grid reference  SU5676
Region  South East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Dialling code  01635
Ceremonial county  Berkshire
Country  England
Local time  Sunday 12:41 PM
Unitary authority  West Berkshire
Ashampstead
Population  398 (2001 census) 392 (2011 Census)
Weather  10°C, Wind SW at 29 km/h, 77% Humidity

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Ashampstead is a small village and civil parish in the rural area between Reading, Newbury and Streatley in Berkshire, England. The parish population is about 400, occupying some 150 dwellings.

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Map of Ashampstead, Reading, UK

History

The village was called Esshamstede in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The Church of England parish church of Saint Clement dates from the 12th century. It has 13th century frescoes and a 15th-century wooden bell turret. It is believed the frescoes may have been commissioned from Lyre Abbey in Normandy, France. The only remaining bell dates from 1662.

Local government

Ashampstead is a civil parish in the area of West Berkshire unitary authority.

References

Ashampstead Wikipedia


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