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Speen, West Berkshire

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Speen, West Berkshire

Speen is a village and civil parish in the unitary district of West Berkshire and county of Berkshire, England. The parish is about 2 miles north west of Newbury. It sits on the Ermin Street/Ermin Way, the main Corinium Dobunnorum/Cirencester to Calleva Atrebatum/Silchester Roman road. The English Civil War Second Battle of Newbury took place at Speen on 27 October 1644. Speenhamland in the parish, now part of Newbury, was the eponymous home of the Speenhamland system of outdoor relief.
Post townNewbury
Administrative CountyWest Berkshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU4668
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 code01635
Population2,634
 

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

Spene ~ Spinae ~ Spine ~ Spone

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

Speen, par. and vil., Berks, in SW. of co.- par., mostly within the mun. limits of Newbury, 3862 ac., pop. 3592; pop. of borough part, 2142; vil., 1½ mile NW. of Newbury; P.O.

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