The West Berkshire Heritage Forum AGM will be held on Tuesday 16th May. The venue and speaker will be announced shortly. All member scieties and parish or town councils are invited to attend, individual visitors also welcome.
West Berkshire Council has approved the submissions for Local Listing put forward by the Local Listing panel which met in September 2016. These were:
Pangbourne Police Station
58-59 Northbrook Street, Newbury - the former Picture Palace
105B Northbrook Sreet, Newbury aka 'Bridge House'
The Thatcham Town Pump, at the northern end of The Broadway, Thatcham
Four Georgian water pumps located along the A4 through Thatcham
More information on the Local List can be found here:
English Heritage reports on a project assessing the value of Community-led Research, undertaken by Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service.
Under West Berkshire Council’s process for local listing, five further heritage assets have been recommended for local listing by a Selection Panel held by the West Berkshire Heritage Forum on 22nd September 2016. The Selection Panel comprises eight independent heritage experts of whom six were present at the meeting.
West Berkshire Heritage Forum will hold a further Local Listing Panel on 22nd September at The Space, West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury. Access from 1pm with the meeting to start at 1.30pm. Information on the submissions will follow shortly.
West Berkshire Council has now approved the seven heritage assets put forward in November for inclusion on the Local List. This brings the number of heritage assets up to twelve, and the Forum is now looking for additional submissions of properties, memorials, or other heritage assets to include on the List.
The Local List is available here:
West Berkshire Council has launched a new Heritage website promoting the area's local heritage and the work of the West Berkshire Museum, and Shaw House. There's lot there for everyone interested in their heritage - have a look!
On 27th November 2015 a Local Listing Panel met to consider submissions for the former Newbury Carnegie Library, the Falkland Memorial, Church & Child's Almshouses, the former Thatcham Police Station, the War Memorials in Brightwalton and Bradfield Southend, and a milestone on the old Newbury to Oxford coaching route at Chieveley. More information on the heritage assets can be found here:
In October 2014, the West Berkshire Forum Local Listing Panel put forward the 1850 building at Crookham Court, the Newbury War Memorial, a milestone at Chieveley, the Village Farm Barn at Aldermaston, and the Coxedd and Pearce's Almshouses, for Local Listing. Following a 21 day consultation period ending on 30th January 2015, the first five heritage assets were added to the Local List on 14th April 2015 and can be found here: