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Finchampstead is a village and civil parish in the Wokingham Borough of Berkshire, England. Its northern extremity is 2mi south of Wokingham, 5mi west of Bracknell, 8mi south-east of Reading, and west of Central London. It is an affluent area, with the village ranking as Britain's 31st wealthiest. It has a high standard of living and is rated as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.TopographyFinchampstead parish extends from The Throat on the southern edge of Wokingham, just past the Inchcape Garage, down to the Tally Ho pub on the River Blackwater which forms the southern border with Eversley and its county Hampshire, over Eversley Bridge. Finchampstead Bridge is further east, just above Eversley Cross. To the east of the parish is Sandhurst and, to the west, Swallowfield, Arborfield and Barkham.The Roman road from London to Silchester traverses the parish from West Court through to Roman Ride off the A321. It is used as a road at West Court, and from Armholes past Heath Pool and along Roman Ride.The Nine Mile Ride (the B3430 road) runs the breadth of Finchampstead, through California and then on, between King's Mere and Queen's Mere, to the boundary with Crowthorne, and thence to Pinewood and finally Bracknell. The area between is California and Crowthorne is sometimes known 'The Rides' due to several straight roads cut through this part of Windsor Forest by George III. Others included Barkham Ride and Heath Ride. California is the name of this northern part of the parish. It is a large residential village with its own country park around Longmoor Lake, on the edge of Barkham Common.
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