Winkfield is a village
A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet with the population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand , Though often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighbourhoods, such as the West Village in Manhattan, New...

 and civil parish in the Bracknell Forest
Bracknell Forest
Bracknell Forest is a unitary authority and borough in Berkshire in southern England. It covers the towns of Bracknell, North Ascot, Sandhurst, Crowthorne and surrounding villages and hamlets.-History:...

 unitary authority
Unitary authority
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 of Berkshire
Berkshire is a historic county in the South of England. It is also often referred to as the Royal County of Berkshire because of the presence of the royal residence of Windsor Castle in the county; this usage, which dates to the 19th century at least, was recognised by the Queen in 1957, and...

, England
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According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 15,271. The parish includes the hamlets of Winkfield, Maidens Green
Maidens Green
Maidens Green is a small village in Berkshire, England, and part of the civil parish of Warfield.The settlement lies near to the A330 road, and is located approximately north-east of Bracknell....

, Winkfield Row, Brockhill, Winkfield Street, Chavey Down
Chavey Down
Chavey Down is a hamlet in Berkshire, England, and part of the civil parish of Winkfield.The settlement lies near to the A329 road, and is situated approximately west of Ascot Racecourse.-External links:...

, Woodside
Woodside, Berkshire
Woodside is a hamlet in Berkshire, England, within the civil parishes of Winkfield and Sunninghill and Ascot in the boroughs of Bracknell Forest and Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead....

, Cranbourne
Cranbourne, Berkshire
Cranbourne is a village in Berkshire, England, within the civil parish of Winkfield in the borough of Bracknell Forest.The settlement lies near to Windsor Great Park and Legoland Windsor, and is approximately south-west of Windsor. Neither Cranbourne Chase nor Cranbourne Lodge, which it surrounds,...

 and Swinley, part of the village of North Ascot
North Ascot
North Ascot is an area of Ascot in the county of Berkshire in England. It lies north of the A329 and west of the A332, adjoining the famous racecourse, Heatherwood Hospital and the village of Burleigh.- Local government :...

 and the Bracknell
Bracknell is a town and civil parish in the Borough of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire, England. It lies to the south-east of Reading, southwest of Windsor and west of central London...

The word suburb mostly refers to a residential area, either existing as part of a city or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city . Some suburbs have a degree of administrative autonomy, and most have lower population density than inner city neighborhoods...

s of Forest Park
Forest Park
-Towns and villages:*Forest Park, Ontario, Canada*Forest Park, Georgia, USA*Forest Park, Illinois, USA*Forest Park, Ohio, Hamilton county, Ohio, USA*Forest Park, Ottawa County, Ohio, USA*Forest Park, Oklahoma, USA...

, Martins Heron
Martins Heron
Martins Heron is a leafy suburban area in the civil parish of Winkfield, on the eastern edge of Bracknell ....

 and The Warren
The Warren, Bracknell Forest
The Warren is a suburban area in Berkshire, England, and a conurbation of Bracknell, adjacent to the large expanses of Swinley Forest, part of the Crown Estate....

. The parish used to be slightly larger – additionally covering what is now Bullbrook
Bullbrook is a suburb of Bracknell, in the English county of Berkshire, formerly part of the parish of Winkfield.The settlement lies largely north of the A329 road and borders begin immediately east of Bracknell town centre....

, Crown Wood
Crown Wood
Crown Wood is a south-eastern suburb of Bracknell in the English county of Berkshire, and formerly part of the parish of Winkfield.Originally a small new town type development on the outskirts of the town, the area grew considerably but is now hemmed in by Forest Park to the east, Harmans Water to...

 and Harmans Water
Harmans Water
Harmans Water is a suburb of Bracknell in Berkshire, England.The settlement lies approximately south-east of the town centre, to the east of the A322 road and close to Lily Hill Park and Martins Heron....

 – and is said to have been one of the largest in England.


Winkfield's New Lodge was the home of HRH Princess Sophia of Gloucester
Princess Sophia of Gloucester
Princess Sophia of Gloucester was a member of the British Royal Family, a great granddaughter of George II and niece of George III.-Early life:...

, a niece of King George III
George III of the United Kingdom
George III was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of these two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death...

Cranbourne in the north of the parish of Winkfield was the location of a free school that eventually became Ranelagh Church of England School
Ranelagh Church of England School
Ranelagh School is a Church of England school close to the centre of Bracknell. It is one of the six secondary schools in Bracknell Forest.-Admissions:...


Between March 1942 and the end of World War II
World War II
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 in June 1945 Foliejon Park in Winkfield was the residence of Haakon VII of Norway
Haakon VII of Norway
Haakon VII , known as Prince Carl of Denmark until 1905, was the first king of Norway after the 1905 dissolution of the personal union with Sweden. He was a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg...

 and his son, Crown Prince Olav
Olav V of Norway
Olav V was the king of Norway from 1957 until his death. A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Olav was born in the United Kingdom as the son of King Haakon VII of Norway and Queen Maud of Norway...


Sport and recreation

Winkfield has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V
George V of the United Kingdom
George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War until his death in 1936....


Winkfield row has a preparatory school called Lambrook Haileybury. The charity school founded by Earl Ranelagh was in Winkfield Parish
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