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Burghfield, West Berkshire

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Burghfield, West Berkshire

Burghfield is a village and civil parish in West Berkshire, England, close to the boundary with Reading. Burghfield can trace its history back to before the Doomsday book, and was once home to three manors: Burghfield Regis, Burghfield Abbas and Sheffield (or Soefeld). Since the 1980s the population of Burghfield has nearly doubled with the construction of many new housing estates, and Burghfield has become a popular commuter village for the nearby towns of Reading, Newbury and Basingstoke.
Post townReading
Administrative CountyWest Berkshire
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU6668
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 code0118
Population5,894 (2001 Census)[citation needed]
 

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

Burfield ~ Borgefelle ~ Borgefel

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

Burghfield, par., mid. Berks, on river Kennet, 5 m. SW. of Reading, 4311 ac. (52 water), pop. 1296; P.O. Burghfield Common P.O. is 1½ mile SW.

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