Stockcross | West Berkshire Villagers
Stockcross is a small, wide spread village set in the west of the county, running alongside the historic Ermin Street.
There is a post office and a shop at the heart of the village.
The village of Stockcross lies to the west of Speen along the historic Ermin Street, which runs from Gloucester via Cirencester to Silchester (the modern day B4000). Stockcross is still very much associated with Sir Richard Sutton’s Settled Estate, 1800 hectares of mixed farming with livestock and arable crops. This village, whose growth was largely due to the Sutton estate, and which was partly in the tithing of Church Speen.
There is notably The Vineyard at Stockcross, where they are known for their extensive wine cellar.
STOCKCROSS | WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGES | AMENITIES & FACILITIES
There is also a Recreation Ground with a children’s playground and football pitches, which is owned and maintained by the Parish Council. The village shop offers bed and breakfast and has a lovely seating area where you can enjoy delicious coffee, cakes and snacks. A wide range of cards ad provisions are available alongside the usual post office facilities. There is also Sutton Hall which is the busy village hall, hosting regular events from jumble sales to Christmas pantos to village get-togethers.
The Sutton Hall offers modern, well-maintained flexible facilities. The main hall has a large entertainment area with a stage. From the main hall there is direct access to the small hall or meeting room, with its own bar area. The small hall also has it’s own entrance and may be used separately from the main hall.
There is access to a modern well-equipped kitchen, with cooking facilities, from the main hall or side entrance.
There are disabled toilets and disabled parking. The Sutton Hall has a resident Caretaker to open and close the premises.
STOCKCROSS | WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGES | REGULAR EVENTS
STOCKCROSS | WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGERS | WEEKLY
Monday Yoga at Sutton Hall 7pm
Tuesday Yoga at Sutton Hall 6 pm
Tuesday Toffs Bridge at Sutton Hall 1.30pm
Wednesday morning Pilates at Sutton Hall, 10.15am and 11.15am, call Gillian 07981 362867
Friday Toffs Bridge at Sutton Hall 1.30pm
STOCKCROSS | WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGERS |MONTHLY
1st Tuesday Book Club at Sutton Hall 8pm
2nd Tuesday Sutton Hall Committee meeting
Last Monday S&SHA meeting 7.30pm Sutton Hall
Last Wednesday STOCC events.
STOCKCROSS | WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGES | FOOD & DRINK
The Deanwood Golf Course sits just off the A4 / A34 on the B4000. In addition to a golf course, it has a therapy centre and conference facilities. Continuing along the B4000 towards Stockcross is The Vineyard Hotel, which has been run by the local Michaels family since 1996. This fine-dining hotel specialises in wines and boasts 30,000 bottles, 3,000 bins, 100 wines by the glass. It has an award-winning spa and restaurant.
STOCKCROSS | WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGES | SPORTS
There is a recreation ground. Which has tennis courts and junior football. It has disabled access.
STOCKCROSS | WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGES | SCHOOLS
The village has a small voluntary aided Church of England primary school.
STOCKCROSS | WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGES | COMMUNICATION
Stockcross has a very strong sense of community, as evidenced by the local Grapevine magazine. There is a village notice board in the garden of the post office. The village hall has a notice board.
STOCKCROSS | WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGES | CHURCH
Stockcross has a brick-built church (St John’s) erected and endowed by the vicar, the Rev. H. W. Majendie in 1839, St. John’s Church.
STOCKCROSS | WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGES |TRANSPORT
The Number 4 bus goes from Lambourn to Newbury calling at Stockcross post office.
STOCKCROSS | WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGES |PARISH COUNCIL
Stockcross is part of Speen parish Council.
STOCKCROSS| WEST BERKSHIRE VILLAGES | A BRIEF HISTORY
Stockcross is a village in Berkshire, England. The village lies to the west of Newbury in the civil parish of Speen and the district of West Berkshire. Close to the cross-road in the middle of the village were the stocks hence the name Stock-Cross, which were removed in the early 1980s.
A Full history can be found by visiting Stockcross and Surroundings History Association