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Hungerford, West Berkshire

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Hungerford, West Berkshire

Post townHUNGERFORD
Administrative CountyWest Berkshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU3368
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01488
Population5,559 (2001)
 

Other names by which Hungerford, West Berkshire has been known in the past

Ingleford Charman ~ Ingleford Charnam Street

Hungerford, West Berkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Hungerford.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., partly in Wilts, bnt chiefly in Berks, on river Kennet, 27 miles SW. of Reading and 61½ miles W. of Lonndon by rail, 5836 ac., pop. 2965; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. The town is traversed by the old Roman road to Bath. Its situation on the Kennet, a fine trout stream, makes Hungerford a favourite resort of anglers; in vicinity of town is the seat of Hungerford Park.

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