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Woodley, Wokingham

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Woodley, Wokingham

Woodley is a town and civil parish in Berkshire, England. The Office for National Statistics places Woodley within the Reading Urban Area, but for purposes of local government it falls within the Borough of Wokingham, outside of the jurisdiction of Reading Borough Council. The name Woodley is derived from Old English words means 'a clearing in the wood'. Anciently, Woodley was a part of the ecclesiastical parish of Sonning.
Post townREADING
Administrative CountyWokingham
Traditional CountyBerkshire
OS GridSU7572
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
Population26,439 (2001)

Other names by which Woodley, Wokingham has been known in the past

Woodley and Sandford

Woodley, Wokingham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Woodley and Sandford, township, Sonning par., Berks, on river Thames, 2 miles E. of Reading, 3690 ac., pop. 1112; contains Woodley, eccl. dist., pop. 665; P.O. at Woodley Green.

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