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Thatcham, West Berkshire

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Thatcham, West Berkshire

Thatcham is a town in the ceremonial county of Berkshire, England. It is located 3 miles (5 km) east of Newbury and 15 miles (24 km) west of Reading. It covers about 8.75 square miles and has a population of 23,000 people (2003). This number has grown rapidly over the last few decades from 5,000 in 1951 and 7,500 in 1961. It lies on the River Kennet, the Kennet and Avon Canal, the A4 road and the course of a Roman road.
Administrative CountyWest Berkshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU5167
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01635
Population22,824 (Parish, 2001)

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


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

Thatcham, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., Berks, 3 miles E. of Newbury - par., 11,865 ac., pop. 4766; township, 7865 ac., pop. 2882; P.O.; near vil. is Thatcham House, seat.

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