Crowthorne – United Kingdom

  • 102 High St, Crowthorne RG45 7AD
  • 165 High St, Crowthorne RG45 7AF
  • 239 High St, Crowthorne RG45 7AH


About Crowthorne

Located in the Bracknell Forest division of Berkshire’s southeast corner, the village and civil parish of Crowthorne is quite sizable. In 2001, there were 6,711 people living there, but in 2011, that number had increased to 6,902. There will be 7,808 by 2020, according to one projection. Broadmoor Hospital, one of England’s three maximum-security psychiatric hospitals, is located on the eastern border of the community of Crowthorne.  Wellington College, a large co-educational boarding and day independent school, began in 1859.

Before Wellington College (founded in 1859) and Broadmoor Hospital (1863), Crowthorne was nothing more than a small village. Crowthorne railway station, named Wellington College for Crowthorne Station, opened in 1860 and experienced rapid growth.

The Crowthorne area is included in the Reading/Wokingham Metropolitan Area. Nearby cities include Camberley (about 4 miles/6.5 km away) and Bracknell (about 5 miles/8 km to the south-southwest). Wokingham Without, a neighboring parish, is encroached upon by the urban sprawl of Crowthorne. While Bracknell Forest district contains the most of the homes, the majority of the population actually resides in the parish of Crowthorne. Pinewood, located to the north of Crowthorne, is home to a recreation center, cafe, and miniature railroad.

Biennially in early July, the Crowthorne Carnival Association coordinates a variety of events hosted by area schools, community organizations, and businesses. In 1978, the Crowthorne Amateur Theatrical Society was established. Three times a year, Wellington College hosts one of the three concerts presented by the Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Robert Roscoe. In addition, there is a training for string players in May and a complete orchestra workshop in September. In 2011, the orchestra celebrated its 20th year in existence

Hotel in Crowthorne

  1. Dial House Hotel

Address: 62 Duke’s Ride, Crowthorne RG45 6DL, United Kingdom

College in Crowthorne

  1. Wellington College

Address: Duke’s Ride, Berkshire, Crowthorne RG45 7PU, United Kingdom