Brimpton parish can be found just south of the A4 and the Kennet Valley. There are about 232 houses most of which are to be found in the three main areas: Brimpton Village, Hyde End/West End and Brimpton Common. Approximately 616 residents live in the parish.
The village, which is possibly of Anglo-Saxon origins, is clearly the focus of the parish. It is sited on the eastern end of the ridge that lies between the Kennet and Enborne valleys with its highest point, the Parish Church, at just over 90 metres above sea level. The village now includes a hairdressers in what used to be the village stores, the Three Horseshoes Public House, the Alms Houses, the Church of England Primary School and the Parish Church. The Village Hall is sited to the west of the village and the Baptist Church is near the northern boundary. In the mid-19th Century, the building of the Almshouses and the School and the rebuilding of the Church were funded by the Lords of the Manor, the Earl and Countess of Falmouth and their successor James Blyth.
The rest of the parish from the Kennet and Avon Canal to the Common incorporates mixed farmland, patches of woodland and gravel pits. These areas were once part of either Brimpton or Shalford Manors with the woods managed for timber. Nowadays they are managed for pheasant shooting as well. Hyde End was a separate unit for farming at least from medieval times. Brimpton Common, the highest point in the parish at 106 metres above sea level, probably had no permanent housing until it lost its importance as manorial grazing.
Amenities and Facilities
Brimpton Village Hall is sited in rural countryside on the Brimpton to Crookham Common road. There is a large car park as part of the hall grounds, and also a patio with spectacular views of the Berkshire/Hampshire countryside to the rear. It can accommodate 60 people seated and 100 standing and has a pleasant food servery. Food and Drink
The local pub was The Three Horseshoes. The nearest now are in Wolhampton and Midgham. There is Passione55 at Brimpton Common. Serving original-style Italian Pizza and Pasta using the original recipe that has been passed down over generations.
The was a recreation area, this was sold and the charity trustees are looking for a more suitable area that would be accessible to the village.
There is a Church of England primary school.
Brimpton Church of England Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled School, which means that it is state funded but that the Diocese of Oxford has some formal influence in the running of the school.
St Peter’s Church is part of the Church of England Benefice of Aldermaston and Woolhampton.
St Peter's sits at the top of the hill in the centre of the village. The village war memorial marks the start of the gravel track that leads to the church and the footpath that starts in the church’s car park is popular with walkers. There are extensive views from the churchyard across to Kingsclere. A ‘Nectar Garden’ has been created in the grounds to attract wildlife. It is believed that there has been a church on the site since Norman times.
There is also baptist church. Their vision is faith, family and friends.
There is a bus - The No 1 bus to Reading.
There is a parish council.
Rights of way.
The rural parish of Brimpton is fortunate in having such a wide variety of terrain ranging from hill plateau to river valley, comprising the River Enborne, the River Kennet, the Kennet & Avon Canal and numerous lakes, all of which are within, pass through or border the parish. Favourite views include those across the Enborne valley (77%) and the church and village (73%), whilst ancient woodland, water meadows, local wildlife, flora and fauna, veteran trees, historic monuments and the canal are all popular.
There is a GP's at Tadley and Thatcham.