Visit Thatcham and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Thatcham, Berkshire, may well be the oldest village in Berkshire since traces of a Mesolithic settlement dating from about 6000 to 4000 B.C. have been found here.
However, there is little suggestion of the distant past in this busy little place in the Kennet valley. It spreads out from the old part centred on the large open square where markets have been held since the reign of Henry I.
Thatcham church is large with a Norman south doorway but was heavily restored in 1852. The Fuller Chapel is Perpendicular and contains monuments to Sir William Danvers, a judge in Tudor times, and to Nicholas Fuller and his large family, dated 1620.
Also in the town is a l4th century chapel bought in the 18th by Lady Frances Winchcombe to be converted into a Blue Coat School, which survived until this century.
Nearby villages: Cold Ash, Upper Bucklebury, Midgham, Brimpton, Woolhamton, Wasing, Aldermaston
Nearby towns: Newbury, Pangbourne, Tadley
Have you decided to visit Thatcham or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Thatcham bed and breakfast (a Thatcham B&B or Thatcham b and b)
- a Thatcham guesthouse
- a Thatcham hotel (or motel)
- a Thatcham self-catering establishment, or
- other Thatcham accommodation