St Mary the Virgin, Speen
During the Civil War, the Second Battle of Newbury was actually fought at Speen, on 27 October 1644.
Speen Recreation Ground on Station Road has been designated a Queen Elizabeth II Field.
The parish church is St Mary the Virgin. It is a late Anglo-Saxon church, and is the oldest church in Berkshire.
Next to the church and Ladywell are the ramparts around Speen House, the manor house which is mostly late 18th century, but which is thought to date from the 17th century. Local folk belief has it that ramparts are associated with the Roman village of Spinae, but it is more likely that they are associated with a later mediæval manor house.
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