Chaddleworth

Amenities and Facilities

The Village Hall is hired by voluntary organisations, meetings and private individuals. The hall is disabled friendly, there is a kitchen and a car park.

Pilates classes Thursdays 17.40-18.40. Tel No:07980 448119.Wednesday Walking Group meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

The Downland Gardening Club is for anyone in Brightwalton, Chaddleworth, Leckhampstead and Fawley. Meetings are held in each village in turn, the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm. There is a raffle, chat, coffee and biscuits. There are talks such as bats, country crafts, canal boat painting etc. Email: lea.naples@motionlink.co.uk for info, tickets or further information.

Food and Drink

​Exposed brick, industrial lighting and beautiful oak provide The Ibex with a gorgeous rustic charm. The open fire and the Chesterfield sofas in the pub are ready to welcome you and are especially inviting in the Winter months after a walk in our beautiful surrounding countryside.  In the Summer, our beer garden and patio area is a popular choice for everyone, particularly families with children and our guests with dogs.  Well behaved dogs are also welcome inside at The Ibex. 

We take pride in the beer, wine and gin on offer here and are passionate about supporting local microbreweries and craft gin distilleries. It’s not just about the alcohol though, if you’re out for a walk or passing through, why not drop in for a cup of coffee or pot of tea and a delicious slice of our ‘Cake of the Day’, guaranteed to recharge and get you back on track with a big smile on your face.

Sport

Chaddleworth cricket club meet at the Village Hall and they have a Facebook page.

The West Berkshire golf course welcome visitors during the well and by arrangement at the weekends.

Communication

There is a village website, varied Facebook pages and individual websites. Radio Kennet is the local radio station

Church

St. Andrews, Chaddleworth is part of the West Downland Benefice. There is a Holy Communion every third Sunday at 10.30am

Rector: Rev. Miri Keen. Tel No: 01488 648164

Health

The doctor’s surgery is the Downland Practice at Chieveley. There is a village agent in Chaddleworth. The agent project aims to increase and improve the ways in which people can find and benefit from services in rural areas.  The defibrillator is in the telephone box opposite the Ibex Inn.

Transport

There is a service for Chaddleworth. The Group cover Chaddleworth and can provide transport for going to clubs, outpatient treatment,  doctors’ appointments, shops etc. Ring 01635 578394 Monday- Friday 9.30-11.30 am. 

The Parish Council

The parish council can be contacted by e mail: clerk@chaddleworth.net or telephone on 01488 639203. Agendas, Minutes and Downloads of the meetings can be found on the website.

History

The village of Chaddleworth lies below the Southern slopes of the Berkshire Downs. The south-east corner is called Nodmore, the hamlet of Southend a mile to the north east, in the north of the parish is Woolley and in the south, is Ploughly, RAF Welford is founding this area. The parish consists mainly of farmland with scattered woodland, Evidence of human habitation in Chaddleworth is rumoured to be Romano- British, although unsubstantiated. The Manor was owned for most of the middle age by the Priory of Amesbury in Wiltshire. It passed down to George Kerr Nelson who sold it to the Wroughton family of Woolley, the northern part of the parish meaning wolf clearing. It was a Middle Age village that was, like so many, deserted because of plague and unemployment. It originally had a motte and Bailey castle. A collection of 12th century pottery was found, suggesting the Manor House may of being built during the civil war, it was apparently used as a hunting lodge by King John, who visited in 1207. It is not clear when the Manor House to Woolley Park. The Wroughton family pew and tablets can be found at the church, St. Andrews, behind a Norman doorway. A village hall was erected in 1897, a wooden sub frame clads with corrugated iron and was called the iron room. It is used for a gardening club, bingo, bring and buy and jumble sales and cricket meetings. There are three around barrows at the south end of Woolley Down. The church is believed to be substantially late 12th century with many alterations. The school was founded in 1719 by the will of William Saunders.

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