Binfield

Binfield

Binfield is a village and civil parish in the Bracknell Forest borough of Berkshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 7,475. The village is on the north-western fringe of the Bracknell urban area.

History

The Stag and Hounds was reportedly used as a hunting lodge by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I and an elm tree outside it (the stump of which was finally removed in 2004) was said to mark the centre of Windsor Forest. John Constable spent his honeymoon at the Rectory in 1816 and twice sketched the church.

Binfield Manor was built in 1754 by Sir William Pitt of Kingston Maurward in Dorset. It is currently owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

Binfield is most famous for being the childhood home of the 18th century poet, Alexander Pope.

Suburbs

Much of modern Binfield stretches towards the south and east of the original village. Suburbs include:

Amenities

Binfield is home to Newbold College, a Seventh-day Adventist college and church There are two Church of England churches, namely All Saints' and St Mark's. There is also Binfield Free Church. In addition to the college at Newbold, Newbold has a primary school. Binfield also has a Church of England Primary School with about 420 pupils, and a day nursery. There is also a Pre-school at the Memorial Hall. Binfield has several Public Houses: the Roebuck, the Victoria Arms, the Royal Standard, the Jack O'Newbury and the Stag and Hounds. There is a doctor's surgery, chemist, art shop, post office and many takeaways, including a fish and chip shop (the Big Thumb) and also the Binfield Kitchen (Chinese food).

Sport and leisure

Binfield also has a cricket team and a football team, each with their own grounds. There are several parks, including Jubilee Fields and Pope's Meadow.

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