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Windsor Castle

WindsorWindsor Palace Windsor Castle's Brunswick Tower
One of the home counties, Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974.
Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire.

Home counties

home countythe surrounding countiescounties surrounding London
One of the home counties, Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974.
The counties generally included are Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.

Slough

Slough, BerkshireSlough, Englandborough of Slough
The historic county therefore includes territory that is now administered by the Vale of White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire in Oxfordshire, but excludes Caversham, Slough and five less populous settlements in the east of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Slough is a large town in Berkshire, England, 20 mi west of central London and 18 mi north-east of Reading, in the Thames Valley at the intersection of the M4, M40 and M25 motorways.

Vale of White Horse

Vale of the White HorseDistrict of Vale of White HorseThe Vale of White Horse
The historic county therefore includes territory that is now administered by the Vale of White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire in Oxfordshire, but excludes Caversham, Slough and five less populous settlements in the east of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
South and west of the upper Thames, on its right bank it was long a north-west projection of Berkshire.

Historic counties of England

Historicallyhistoric countyhistoric county boundaries
Berkshire is a county of historic origin, a ceremonial county and a non-metropolitan county without a county council.
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.

Caversham, Reading

CavershamCaversham, Berkshiresuburb of Caversham
The historic county therefore includes territory that is now administered by the Vale of White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire in Oxfordshire, but excludes Caversham, Slough and five less populous settlements in the east of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Caversham is a suburb in the Borough of Reading, a unitary authority, in the royal, non-administrative county of Berkshire, England.

Old Windsor

Old Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandSt Peter's Middle School, Old WindsorWindsor
The River Thames formed the historic northern boundary, from Buscot in the west to Old Windsor in the east.
Old Windsor is a large village and civil parish, in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, in Berkshire, England.

List of Berkshire boundary changes

transferred ittransferred it to Oxfordshiretransferred from Berkshire
The towns of Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Wallingford and Wantage were transferred to Oxfordshire, the six places joining came from Buckinghamshire.
Boundary changes affecting the English county of Berkshire.

Wallingford, Oxfordshire

WallingfordWallingford, BerkshireBorough of Wallingford
The towns of Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Wallingford and Wantage were transferred to Oxfordshire, the six places joining came from Buckinghamshire.
Historically located in the county of Berkshire, it was transferred to Oxfordshire for the purposes of administration in 1974.

Oxfordshire

County of OxfordOxfordshire, EnglandCounty of Oxfordshire
The historic county therefore includes territory that is now administered by the Vale of White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire in Oxfordshire, but excludes Caversham, Slough and five less populous settlements in the east of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. The ceremonial county borders Oxfordshire (to the north), Buckinghamshire (to the north-east), Greater London (to the east), Surrey (to the south-east), Wiltshire (to the west) and Hampshire (to the south).
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.

Didcot

Didcot, OxfordshireDidcot Station
The towns of Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Wallingford and Wantage were transferred to Oxfordshire, the six places joining came from Buckinghamshire.
Didcot is a railway town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire and the historic county of Berkshire.

Faringdon

Faringdon FollyGreat FaringdonFaringdon House
The towns of Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Wallingford and Wantage were transferred to Oxfordshire, the six places joining came from Buckinghamshire.
Within the historic boundaries of Berkshire, it is 18 mi south-west of Oxford, 10 mi north-west of Wantage and 12 mi east-north-east of Swindon.

Bracknell Forest

BracknellBorough of Bracknell ForestBracknell Forest Borough Council
Since 1998, Berkshire has been governed by the six unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham.
Bracknell Forest is one of six unitary authority areas within Berkshire in southern England.

Wantage

Wantage Urban DistrictSt Andrew's School (Wantage)Belmont
The towns of Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Wallingford and Wantage were transferred to Oxfordshire, the six places joining came from Buckinghamshire.
Historically part of Berkshire, it has been administered as part of the Vale of White Horse district of Oxfordshire since 1974.

Berkshire County Council

Berkshire
Berkshire County Council was the main local government of most areas from 1889 to 1998 and was based in Reading, the county town which had its own County Borough administration (1888-1974).
The Council of the Royal County of Berkshire, also known as the Berkshire County Council, was the top-tier local government administrative body for Berkshire from 1889 to 1998.

West Berkshire

NewburyDistrict of West BerkshireWest Berkshire Council
Since 1998, Berkshire has been governed by the six unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham.
West Berkshire is a local government district in Berkshire, England, administered from Newbury by West Berkshire Council.

Buckinghamshire

County of BuckinghamBuckinghamshire, EnglandBucks
The ceremonial county borders Oxfordshire (to the north), Buckinghamshire (to the north-east), Greater London (to the east), Surrey (to the south-east), Wiltshire (to the west) and Hampshire (to the south).
Buckinghamshire, abbreviated Bucks, is a ceremonial county in South East England which 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.

Surrey

County of SurreySurrey, EnglandSRY
The ceremonial county borders Oxfordshire (to the north), Buckinghamshire (to the north-east), Greater London (to the east), Surrey (to the south-east), Wiltshire (to the west) and Hampshire (to the south).
Surrey is a county in South East England which borders Kent to the east, East Sussex to the southeast, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, and Greater London to the northeast.

Wiltshire

County of WiltshireWiltshire, EnglandCounty of Wilts
The ceremonial county borders Oxfordshire (to the north), Buckinghamshire (to the north-east), Greater London (to the east), Surrey (to the south-east), Wiltshire (to the west) and Hampshire (to the south).
It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

South Oxfordshire

District of South OxfordshireSouth Oxfordshire District CouncilSouth
The historic county therefore includes territory that is now administered by the Vale of White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire in Oxfordshire, but excludes Caversham, Slough and five less populous settlements in the east of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
The areas located south of the River Thames are within the historic county of Berkshire.

Buscot

St Mary's, Buscot
The River Thames formed the historic northern boundary, from Buscot in the west to Old Windsor in the east.
Buscot was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire.

Newbury, Berkshire

NewburyWest FieldsBorough of Newbury
Newbury was the site of two English Civil War battles: the First Battle of Newbury (at Wash Common) in 1643 and the Second Battle of Newbury (at Speen) in 1644.
Newbury is a market town in Berkshire, England, which is home to the administrative headquarters of West Berkshire Council.

Alfred the Great

King AlfredAlfredKing Alfred the Great
According to Asser's biography of King Alfred, written in 893 AD, its old name Bearrocscir takes its name from a wood of box trees, which was called Bearroc (a Celtic word meaning "hilly").
Alfred was born in the royal estate of Wantage, historically in Berkshire but now in Oxfordshire, between 847 and 849.

Ceremonial counties of England

ceremonial countyCountyceremonial
Berkshire is a county of historic origin, a ceremonial county and a non-metropolitan county without a county council.
Apart from minor boundary revisions (for example, Caversham, a town in Oxfordshire, becoming part of Reading county borough and thus of Berkshire, in 1911), these areas changed little until the 1965 creation of Greater London and of Huntingdon and Peterborough, which resulted in the abolition of the offices of Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex, Lord Lieutenant of the County of London, and Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire and the creation of the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London and of the Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdon and Peterborough.

Reading, Berkshire

ReadingReading, EnglandReading, United Kingdom
The county town is Reading.
Reading is a large historic university and minster town in Berkshire, England, of which it is now the county town.