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The name Hungerford is believed to derive from 'Hanging Wood by the Ford' and may come from the Danish King Hingwar who is said to have drowned at Hungerford whilst on his way to meet the Saxons in battle at nearby Edington.
Whilst first written evidence of its existence is not until 1108; Stone Age tools and a Bronze Age building have been found, and mark the beginning of the town’s remarkable and interesting history. The Bear Inn in Charnham Street has played an important part in the history of Hungerford. It is recorded that Charles I used The Bear as his headquarters upon retreat from the Second Battle of Newbury in 1644, and in 1688 William of Orange was offered the Crown of England whilst staying at The Bear. The fact that such a crucial meeting took place in Hungerford, highlights the importance of the London to Bath Road, and the effect that it had on the development of the town.
In 1810 the opening of the Kennet and Avon Canal further enhanced the prosperity of the town, but trade later suffered following the introduction of the Great Western Railway. After the First World War the town began to expand once again and with a great emphasis on community spirit, The Croft was opened in 1921; a sports ground providing facilities for bowls, croquet, tennis, rugby and cricket to thrive. The opening of the M4 motorway in 1971 and the restoration of the Kennet and Avon Canal 1974-1990, has brought further prosperity to the region.
Getting to Hungerford
- M4, M3 and A303 are all nearby
- Newbury 9 miles
- Marlborough 10 miles
- Swindon 16 miles
- Andover 24 miles
- Reading 26 miles
- Oxford 28 miles
- Bristol 55 miles
- London 65 miles
- Hungerford to London Paddington: frequent trains taking 55 minutes
- Whitchurch to London Waterloo: frequent trains taking 65 minutes
- Southampton 45 miles
- Heathrow 54 miles
- Bristol 65 miles
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