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Caversham, Reading

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Caversham, Reading

Caversham is a suburb and former village in the unitary authority of Reading, England. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames, within the royal county of Berkshire, on the opposite bank from the rest of Reading. Caversham Bridge, Reading Bridge and Caversham Lock (pedestrian only) provide crossing points, with Sonning Bridge a few miles east of Caversham. Caversham was part of the administrative county of Oxfordshire until 1911 and for administrative purposes formed an urban district.
Post townReading
Administrative CountyReading
Traditional CountyOxfordshire
OS GridSU7175
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code0118

Other names by which Caversham, Reading has been known in the past

Caueres ~ Cavesham

Caversham, Reading in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Caversham, par., S. Oxfordshire, 1 mile N. of Reading, 4879 ac., pop. 3583; P.O., T.O.; contains the seat of C. Park and the hamlet of Lower Caversham.

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