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in the county of Berkshire

About Thatcham

Claimed to be the oldest inhabited village in Britain

Interesting & Historical Facts about Thatcham

Thatcham in Berkshire was claimed to be the oldest town in Britain until recently when it was surpassed by Amesbury in Wiltshire. There is evidence that people settled in Thatcham during the Mesolithic Age (10,000BC - 4,000BC).

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St James' Church, Reading

Reading (222 Pictures) in the county of Berkshire

(13.0 miles, 21.0 km, direction E of Thatcham)

This town lies on the extremities of the Berkshire Downs and the Chiltern Hills at a point where the waters of the rivers Thames and Kennet meet making the River Thames a major river for the rest of its journey to the sea...

St Augustine's of Canterbury

East Hendred (61 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

(13.4 miles, 21.6 km, direction N of Thatcham)

East Hendred is one of the spring line villages nestling just below the Downs in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire...

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Wantage (8 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Oxfordshire

(14.4 miles, 23.2 km, direction NW of Thatcham)

Wantage is a small historic market town in Oxfordshire, famous for being the birthplace of King Alfred the Great, who was born there during the 9th century, though the site of the.....

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Sonning on Thames (14 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Berkshire

(16.0 miles, 25.8 km, direction E of Thatcham)

"the most fairy-like little nook on the whole river". - Jerome K. Jerome..

Nettlebed, Oxfordshire

Nettlebed (8 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

(16.6 miles, 26.8 km, direction NE of Thatcham)

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Donnington Castle

Donnington Castle (14 Pictures)

(3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction W)

A mile north of Newbury. Built in the late 14th century as a fortified residence at the top of a hill, overlooking the River.....

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle (32 Pictures)

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction SW)

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The Vyne (17 Pictures)

(10.5 miles, 16.8 km, direction SE)

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A picture of Champs Chapel Museum

Champs Chapel Museum (3 Pictures)

(13.5 miles, 21.8 km, direction N)

Displays of Hendred's Millenium history housed in a Grade one Listed ex-Carthusian Chapel (15th Century)...

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Wellington Country Park (1 Pictures)

(14.0 miles, 22.6 km, direction E)


A picture of Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton Beam Engines (2 Pictures)

(15.7 miles, 25.2 km, direction W)


A picture of Nuffield Place

Nuffield Place (2 Pictures)

(16.3 miles, 26.2 km, direction NE)

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