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Welford, West Berkshire

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Welford, West Berkshire

Welford is a hamlet and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire, in the valley of the River Lambourn north-west of the town of Newbury. The parish is within West Berkshire unitary authority. The country house of Welford Park, famous for its early spring displays of snowdrops, and the Church of England parish church of Saint Gregory are in the village. The church is one of only two existing round-tower churches in Berkshire, the other being St. Mary's at Great Shefford.
Administrative CountyWest Berkshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU4073
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
Population522 (2001 census)
 

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

Waliford

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

Welford.-- par., Berks, in SW. of co., on river Lambourn, 6 miles NW. of Newbury, 5228 ac., pop. 943; contains Welford Park, seat.

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