Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk
Virginia Water Lake on the southern edge of Windsor Great Park
Historic map of Berkshire
The Oracle Corporation campus
Slough Trading Estate plays a major part in making Slough an important business centre in South East England
The grandstand at Ascot Racecourse
The Select Car Leasing Stadium in Reading
King Edward III of England
Catherine, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
Ricky Gervais

Historic county in South East England.

- Berkshire

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Vale of White Horse

Local government district of Oxfordshire in England.

A panoramic view into the Vale; the White Horse is on the right and Dragon Hill centre right
Vale scene, with White Horse Hill on the horizon
The Uffington White Horse, as seen from an altitude of about 600 m (2000 ft), from the cockpit of a glider
Farmland and White Horse Hill

It was historically a north-west projection of Berkshire.


Landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England.

Brasenose Lane in Oxford city centre, a street onto which three colleges back.
The University of Oxford's Chemistry Research Laboratory.
The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, a ‘textbook’ example of the English medieval manor house.
Wantage Market Place

The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.

Historic counties of England

The historic counties of England are areas that were established for administration by the Normans, in many cases based on earlier kingdoms and shires created by the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Celts and others.

The Counties of England as recorded in the Domesday Book.
An 1824 map of the English and Welsh counties
This (rather inaccurate) 1814 map shows Dudley in a detached part of Worcestershire surrounded by Staffordshire. Note the exclave of Shropshire (the parish of Halesowen), just to the south-east and part of Staffordshire (Broome and Clent) to the south-west as well.
Notice on the Corn Exchange, Royal Tunbridge Wells, mentioning the historic county boundary
The ancient county boundaries of Warwickshire cover a larger area than the administrative area in 1974 (in green).
Former postal counties of England from 1974 to 1996

In most cases, these consist of simple truncation, usually with an "s" at the end signifying "shire", such as "Berks" for Berkshire or "Bucks" for Buckinghamshire.


Historic market town and civil parish in Oxfordshire, England.

Saints Peter and Paul parish church
Former head office of Wantage Urban District Council in Portway
Stagecoach Gold bus in Wantage Market Place on former route X30 (now S9)
The former head office of the Wantage Tramway Company in Mill Street
Front of King Alfred's Academy Centre Site
The Old Town Hall, Wantage, completed in 1878
Statue of Alfred the Great, by Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Historically part of Berkshire, it has been administered as part of the Vale of White Horse district of Oxfordshire since 1974.


Historic market town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire, England, on the River Thames.

Long Alley Almshouses next to St Helen's parish church
County Hall, completed in 1680
Abingdon Bridge spans the River Thames. It was built in 1416 and much altered in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
The Long Gallery at Abingdon Abbey
St Helen's parish church from across the Thames
Children running for a bun in 2006

Historically the county town of Berkshire, since 1974 Abingdon has been administered by the Vale of White Horse district within Oxfordshire.

South Oxfordshire

Local government district in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire, England.

The areas located south of the River Thames are within the historic county of Berkshire.


All Saints' parish church, parts of which go back to the 12th century
White Cottage, the oldest house in Didcot
A Thames Travel bus on route 98 on Greenwood Way in the new Great Western Park estate
Didcot Parkway in 2020
A GWR Class 800 from arriving on Platform 2
Aerial view of Didcot Power Stations A (centre) and B (extreme left)
The Didcot-built Williams FW06 from 1978, being raced at Silverstone in 2007
Opium poppies were being cultivated at Harwell in June 2009
Didcot Town Football Club's Station Road Ground in 1982
The name Middle Earth was added to this Didcot road sign by anonymous artist Athirty4

Didcot is a railway town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire and the historic county of Berkshire.

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Map of wards within Windsor and Maidenhead

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is a Royal Borough of Berkshire, in South East England.


Map of Bucks (1904)
The River Thames at Medmenham
Suburban housing, Chesham
Bucks County Council's County Hall
Wendover Dean
Neolithic Barrow, Whiteleaf Hill
Offices, Milton Keynes
Ercol furniture factory, Princes Risborough
Stowe Landscape Garden
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden
The M40 in the Chilterns
Local bus, Amersham
Little Kimble railway station, a typical rural village halt on the Aylesbury–Princes Risborough line
Milton Keynes Central railway station provides intercity and commuter services on the West Coast Main Line
The Gateway Building, Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe.
John Milton's cottage, Chalfont
Buckingham church seen from across the Ouse

Buckinghamshire, abbreviated Bucks, is a ceremonial county in South East England that borders Greater London to the south-east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north-east and Hertfordshire to the east.

Old Windsor

Parish Church, Old Windsor – – 597441
The Fox and Castle at Old Windsor – – 603782

Old Windsor is a large village and civil parish, in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, in Berkshire, England.