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Crookham, Berkshire

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OS grid reference  SU536641
Region  South East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Metropolitan county  Berkshire
Dialling code  0118
Metropolitan borough  West Berkshire
Country  England
Post town  Thatcham
Local time  Saturday 8:41 PM
Crookham, Berkshire
Weather  6°C, Wind SW at 23 km/h, 83% Humidity

Crookham is a village in the English county of Berkshire, and part of the civil parish of Greenham.

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Map of Crookham, Thatcham, UK

The settlement lies near to the A339 and A4 roads, and is located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south-east of Thatcham (where according to the grid ref the majority of the 2011 census population was included ). Crookham - like the adjoining Crookham Common - is situated at the end of the runway of RAF Greenham Common.

History

The village was originally owned by Reading Abbey, and thus King Henry III of England visited the hamlet in 1229 - most probably to engage in hunting in the rural areas. It consisted of two main manors, Crookham and Chamberhouse. Chamberhouse was the childhood home of the distinguished soldier and statesman Henry Docwra, 1st Baron Docwra of Culmore, who was born there in 1564.

References

Crookham, Berkshire Wikipedia


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