Place:Thatcham, Berkshire, England

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NameThatcham
Alt namesTacehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 37
TypeTown
Coordinates51.417°N 1.25°W
Located inBerkshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Thatcham is a town in the ceremonial county of Berkshire, England. It is located 3 miles (5 km) east of Newbury and 15 miles (24 km) west of Reading. Often regarded as Britain's oldest town, Thatcham covers about and has a population of 23,000 people (2003). This number has grown rapidly over the last few decades from 5,000 in 1951 and 7,500 in 1961.

It lies on the River Kennet, the Kennet and Avon Canal, the A4 road and the course of a Roman road. It is also served by Thatcham railway station on the line between London Paddington and Bedwyn.

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