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Berkshire place-names

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Full name Berkshire
Abbreviation Berks
Coordinates 51.453611111111, -1.1822222222222
Area (1891) 1870.55416 km2[1]
Population (1891) 176109[2]
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Localities named after Robin Hood (or members of his band) in Berkshire. Click locality marker for link to page. Historical county boundary coordinates provided by the Historic Counties Trust.

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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-01. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-24.


County description

The Historic Counties Trust describes Berkshire as follows:

Berkshire's northern border runs for more than 100 miles along the south bank of the Thames. It stretches from Windsor in the east up to the borders of Gloucestershire in the west. The River Thames provides, apart from the northern border, fertile farmland. In western Berkshire rise the Berkshire Downs, rising to about 1,000 feet. From them is much beautiful and wooded river scenery down to Reading. The prehistoric Ridgeway runs along the Berkshire Downs, above the pleasant Vale of White Horse. There the famous White Horse of Uffington is the major landmark. The main town is Reading, though historically the county town is Abingdon. The Shire Hall in Abingdon is one of the earliest and finest of the seventeenth century public halls. Reading, Bracknell and other Berkshire towns are growing and thriving on the computer industry, becoming known as Silicon Valley. Windsor is the Queen's main residence outside London. This jewel of a town is dominated by Windsor Castle, the largest castle in Britain and indeed the largest inhabited castle in the world.

Main Towns: Abingdon, Didcot, Harwell, Hungerford, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Wantage, Windsor.
Main Rivers: Thames, Kennet, Blackwater, Lamborn, Ock, Lodden.
Highlights: White Horse and Maiden Castle, Uffington; Windsor Castle and Great Park; Warfield St Michael's church.
Highest Point: Walbury Hill shoulder, 292.3 m.
Area: 1869.97 km2.[3]


17th Century

1 Robin Hood-related place-name first documented in the 17th century.

19th Century

9 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 19th century.

20th Century

4 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 20th century.


3 Miscellaneous place-names and localities.

All localities

17 Place-names and localities.

Place-name clusters

3 Clusters of Robin Hood place-names, localities with local traditions, literary locales etc.

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