Website of Harwell Parish Council, Harwell Village
About our village
The Map Reference of the War Memorial, which is roughly in the centre of the village, is SU 491 892. The village is 260 feet above sea-level, although the sea is over 50 miles away.
We are about 60 miles north of the Isle of Wight, 60 miles west of London, 60 miles east of Bristol, and 60 miles south of Coventry.
Historically we have always been a Berkshire village, but since 1974 we have been part of Oxfordshire, and are on the east of the Vale of White Horse. We are roughly half way between Oxford (north) and Newbury (south), and between Reading (east) and Swindon (west), and we are at the northern edge of the Wessex Downs Area of Natural Beauty
We are close to the North South trunk road, the A34, and a few miles from Didcot (new shops), and the railway at Didcot Parkway station for trains to London Paddington, the west country, and the north via Oxford and Birmingham..
The boundaries of the Parish reach beyond the village, from the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in the south, to the Milton Trading Estate in the north.
Find out more "Facts" about Harwell, including a weather forecast.