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The Hawthorns, Charvil - - 1776099.jpg
Houses in Charvil
Charvil is located in Berkshire
Location within Berkshire
Population3,042 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSU775758
Civil parish
  • Charvil
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townReading
Postcode districtRG10
Dialling code0118
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteCharvil Parish Council
List of places
51°28′33″N 0°53′08″W / 51.4759°N 0.8855°W / 51.4759; -0.8855Coordinates: 51°28′33″N 0°53′08″W / 51.4759°N 0.8855°W / 51.4759; -0.8855

Charvil is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England.[1][2] The village is 3 miles (5 km) east of the centre of Reading on the A4 road to Maidenhead, between Sonning and Twyford; the 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 3,042.[3]

The area was mostly farmland until the 1950s, since which time the population has increased significantly.[citation needed] Charvil is bisected by the new Bath Road (A4).


Charvil has two pubs: The Wee Waif[4] and The Heron on the Ford (formerly The Lands End).[5]

The Community centre, formerly St Patrick's church

Charvil has a community centre, it was built in 1952 as the Church of England church of Saint Patrick but was deconsecrated in 2011.[6] Charvil is part of the ecclesiastical parish of St Andrew, Sonning.

The land between Charvil and Twyford is a nature reserve with footpaths beside the River Loddon and around lakes formed from former gravel pits.

Notable residents[edit]

Notable existing and former residents include

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  1. ^ Reading & Windsor, Henley-on-Thames & Bracknell (Map). 1:50,000. Landranger. Ordnance Survey. 2012. § 175. ISBN 978-0319232149.
  2. ^ "1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Charvil Parish". nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  4. ^ "The Wee Waif". Hungry Horse. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  5. ^ The Lands End
  6. ^ "Church council closes St Patrick's Church in Charvil". BBC Berkshire. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2018.

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