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Coordinates: 51°25′54″N 0°42′35″W / 51.43180°N 0.70962°W / 51.43180; -0.70962

Winkfield
Winkfield is located in Berkshire
Winkfield

 Winkfield shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU898711
Unitary authority Bracknell Forest
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
List of places: UK • England • Berkshire

Winkfield is a village and civil parish in the Bracknell Forest unitary authority of Berkshire, England.

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Geography

According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 15,271. The parish includes the hamlets of Winkfield, Maidens Green, Winkfield Row, Brockhill, Winkfield Street, Chavey Down, Woodside, Cranbourne and Swinley, part of the village of North Ascot and the Bracknell suburbs of Forest Park, Martins Heron and The Warren. The parish used to be slightly larger – additionally covering what is now Bullbrook, Crown Wood and Harmans Water – and is said to have been one of the largest in England.[1]

History

Winkfield's New Lodge was the home of Princess Sophia of Gloucester, a niece of King George III. Cranbourne in the north of the parish of Winkfield was the location of a free school that eventually became Ranelagh Church of England School.

Between March 1942 and the end of World War II in June 1945 Foliejon Park in Winkfield was the residence of Haakon VII of Norway and his son, Crown Prince Olav.

Sport and recreation

Winkfield has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V

Education

Winkfield row has a preparatory school called Lambrook Haileybury.

References

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