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St John's, Stockcross
Grid reference: SU4368
Location: 51°24’45"N, 1°22’30"W
Post town: Newbury
Postcode: RG20
Dialling code: 01488
Local Government
Council: West Berkshire

Stockcross is a village in Berkshire found to the west of Newbury, beside Speen, with which it shares a civil parish.

Close to the cross-road in the middle of the village were the stocks hence the name Stock-Cross, which were removed in the early 1980s.

Stockcross has a small shop/post office/coffee shop which is also a Bed and breakfast. Sutton Hall is the busy village hall, hosting regular events from jumble sales to Christmas pantos to village get-togethers. It has a small Christian school.

The Stockcross Recreation Ground on Ermine Street is a Queen Elizabeth II Field.

Parish church

The parish church is St John's, in the Diocese of Oxford. It was erected and endowed by the vicar, the Rev H W Majendie, in 1839.

Hotel and pubs

'The Vineyard'[1] is a 5 star hotel on the edge of the village that has a spa and restaurant. The restaurant previously held two Michelin stars, although these were removed when Executive Chef John Campbell left for Dorchester's Coworth Park. Daniel Galmiche is now Head Chef.

The village also has two pubs, the 'Lord Lyon'[2] and the 'Rising Sun'.[3] The Rising Sun is a CAMRA-awarded pub serving ales from the West Berkshire Brewery.

Watermill Theatre, Bagnor

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Stockcross)


  1. "The Vineyard Hotel, Berkshire, Newbury | 5 star luxury country house hotel | Fine dining restaurant". Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  2. "Home". Lord Lyon. 2013-02-16. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  3. The Rising Sun. "The Rising Sun at Stockcross near Newbury". Retrieved 2013-02-21.