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Charities across the UK awarded grant funding by the Englefield Charitable Trust

Well over 50 charities operating close to Estates in Berkshire, London and Scotland have been awarded grant funding by the Englefield Charitable Trust, to continue their hard work helping adults, children, the elderly and the environment.

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Innovative trial to reduce plastic use on the Englefield Estate begins

Forestry Manager, Richard Edwards and his team are trialling the use of a range of different bio-degradable hedge guards, made from sugarcane, corn and starch, when planting new hedgerow.

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New treasurer says Village Hall is on the right track

The new treasurer of the Englefield Village Hall charity says National Village Hall Week (March 18-24) is the perfect occasion to celebrate these beacons of community life.

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Richard Benyon opens new fish hatchery on the Englefield Estate

Richard Benyon has officially opened a new coarse fish hatchery which local anglers hope will help to replenish stocks of coarse fish in the river Kennet that have been decimated by non-native signal crayfish.

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Elbow announced for summer 2024 at Englefield House

Elbow are set to headline a major outdoor concert this summer, in the stunning grounds of Englefield House, on Sunday 21st July.

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Improving Energy Efficiency

Updating older buildings to meet modern standards can be a challenge, but a regular programme of work has been taking place throughout the year to refurbish a number of Estate properties to make them energy efficient and better suited to 21st century living.

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Digging for victory in fight for nature

Five new ponds have been dug on the Englefield Estate to provide vital new habitats for threatened species, including invertebrates and amphibians vulnerable to climate change.

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Restored to glory - the story behind the wedding dress found at Englefield House

The discovery of a wedding dress stored in a cupboard in Englefield House has bought to light the remarkable story of Lady Violet Peek, wife of Harry Benyon. 

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Flackstock to return to Englefield House for its third year in 2024

Family and friends of TV presenter Caroline Flack have announced that Flackstock, the intimate day festival celebrating Caroline’s life with comedy, dance and musical acts, will return to Englefield House for its third year in 2024.

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Follow the Snowman Trail for festive fun this Christmas

Our popular Snowman Trail is back and ready to welcome visitors this festive season!

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Madness plus special guests Lightning Seeds and Old Time Sailors

Madness are to take to the stage at Englefield House near Pangbourne in Berkshire for a huge outdoor show as part of the 2024 Heritage Live Concert series.

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Pete Tong Ibiza Classics

Revered DJ, broadcaster and global dance music legend, Pete Tong will bring his Ibiza Classics show to the stunning grounds of Englefield House, in Berkshire as part of the Heritage Live concert series.

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New school for vulnerable children opens in West Berkshire

A new school for children unable to go into mainstream education because of their extreme specialist needs has opened in West Berkshire.

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Prestigious education award for Englefield's Schools Days

The Englefield Estate has been praised for giving children a “unique and exciting experience” at its annual Schools Days - and granted the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education.

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Estate businesses in the running for national food and drink award

Congratulations to two businesses from the Englefield and Benyon Estates which are in the running for a top national award.

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Thousands enjoy weekend of live music at Englefield House

Delighted music fans have praised the bands - and the fabulous setting - after three successful concerts were hosted at Englefield House.

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Star-studded Flackstock festival raises funds and awareness for mental health charities

The second annual festival at Englefield House to raise money for mental health charities in memory of the TV presenter Caroline Flack has been praised by the organisers, who are already planning for a third event next year.

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Major milestone for Estate on the road to net zero

The Englefield Estate has become one of the first organisations of its kind in the country to be awarded a prestigious award for the work it is doing to combat global climate change.

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Charitable status – and a new eco-loo! – for Five A Day Market Garden

Congratulations to the Five A Day market garden in Englefield Village which has gained charity status just six months after applying and is looking forward to a busy summer for volunteers and visitors.

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Foresters of the future learn about sustainable woodland management

A new generation of potential foresters learnt about the importance of sustainable timber production, from growing the trees to creating a bird box from sawn planks, when they visited the Englefield Estate.

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1,500 pupils visit Englefield Estate for 26th annual Schools Days

Children from more than 30 primary schools were given hands-on experience of farming and the rural environment as The Englefield Estate hosted its 26th annual Schools Days in beautiful sunshine last week. (June 14-15)

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Englefield Estate appoints Rural Estate Surveyor

Harriet joined the team in February 2023 as Rural Estate Surveyor and is responsible for the management of residential, commercial and agricultural property across the Estate.

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Riverfly monitoring on the Englefield Estate featured on ITV Meridian

A television crew picked the perfect sunny day for a trip to the Englefield Estate to film an important environmental monitoring exercise on the river Pang.

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The Bootleg Beatles Plus Special Guests The Counterfeit Stones and Noasis

The world’s favourite Beatles tribute band for more than four decades, The Bootleg Beatles, are set to play within the spectacular grounds of Englefield House this summer, alongside special guests The Counterfeit Stones and Noasis, as part of Heritage Live summer concert series.

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Hozier Plus Special Guests Far From Saints and Victoria Canal

Award-winning, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Hozier has been announced for a huge outdoor show within the spectacular grounds of Englefield House, Berkshire, as part of the Heritage Live summer concert series.

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Richard Ashcroft Plus Special Guests Ocean Colour Scene and The Sherlocks

Richard Ashcroft has been announced for an outdoor show in the stunning grounds of Englefield House near Pangbourne in Berkshire this summer, as part of the Heritage Live concert series.

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Here we ‘snow’ again! Englefield Estate’s festive Snowman Trail is back

The countdown to the return of Englefield Estate’s popular festive Snowman Trail has begun.

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Riverfly monitoring first for Englefield Estate as it supports river health charity

Englefield Estate has undertaken the first ever riverfly monitoring session on the River Pang, gathering valuable data which will help experts to assess water quality and potential pollution incidents in the future.

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Englefield is the perfect launchpad for aviation tech firm

Reading-based Altitude Angel chose to stage its ‘Automated Skies’ event at Englefield, to showcase advancements in its ARROW technology.

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Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

We offer our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and mourn the loss of an extraordinary person.

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Proud to host a star-studded evening to remember a lost star

Celebrities from all corners of the showbiz world turned out to remember their late TV presenter friend Caroline Flack, as Englefield Estate played host to the Flackstock festival extravaganza, staged in her honour.

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Pop and Proms hit the perfect note as summer concerts are back

The crowds came in their thousands to celebrate the return of summer concerts at the Englefield Estate, in partnership with Heritage Live.

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Pop in to the ‘pop up’ for a cuppa…and much more

A temporary tea garden in Englefield Village is now open for business, in time for the summer season. Business owners Liz and Dan Wirth have been working hard in recent weeks to get the ‘pop-up’ marquee finished and are now looking forward to serving up a tasty menu for visitors.

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Schoolchildren join in the anniversary fun at Englefield’s annual countryside classroom extravaganza

From gamekeeping to beekeeping, to bushcraft and renewable energy – the Englefield Estate was transformed into a countryside classroom for more than 1,500 youngsters hungry to learn about the rural world around them.

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Englefield Estate appoints Head of Rural Land and Property

The Englefield Estate has appointed James Meade to its senior management team as Head of Rural Property and Land.

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Top tips for your garden this summer

As spring turns to summer, your garden is already getting plenty of colour, but now is a good time to think about how you want it to look next summer too. Head Gardener Sue Broughton has shared some more great gardening tips on what you can do for your garden now – but also in readiness for next year.

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School’s out to celebrate 25 years of connecting children with the countryside

More than a thousand children will swap their classroom for the countryside to learn a range of outdoor skills as the Englefield Estate hosts the 25th anniversary of a very special, two-day event. 

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Exciting summer plans for Englefield Village Stores

Englefield Village Stores is open for business and exciting summer plans are now well underway under the watch of new business owners, Liz and Dan Wirth.

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£30,000 raised at Cook for Ukraine event at Englefield House

A sparkling evening dinner and drinks event at Englefield House has raised more than £30,000 for The British Red Cross Ukraine Emergency Appeal and Unicef Ukraine.

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Ticket for a future career for our forestry trainee

Learning on the job at the Englefield Estate is giving forestry trainee Joe Western his ticket to the future. The youngster has earned his first qualifications or ‘tickets’ under the supervision of Englefield’s Forestry Manager, Rich Edwards, helping Joe to take his first step towards a career in woodland management.

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Top tips for your garden this spring

As the days become lighter and longer, you may be starting to think about readying your garden for the spring and summer. Our Head Gardener, Sue Broughton, has shared her top tips for what you can be working on over the coming months to ensure a healthy and happy summer garden.

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Building future careers

The theme for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is ‘build the future’ and that is exactly what our garden apprentice Caroline Jones has done at Englefield.

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Englefield Estate first private landowner to fund places on Farm Resilience Programme

The Englefield Estate has become the first private landowner to fund places on The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s Farm Resilience Programme to support its tenant farmers in Berkshire and Hampshire as they begin to navigate the biggest changes in land management for 50 years.

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Walking in a winter wonderland on the Englefield Estate

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Englefield Estate, with the launch of a festive snowman trail through Estate woodland.

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Caring for your garden in autumn and winter: top tips from our Head Gardener

As we move into the autumn and winter months, it can be easy to neglect your garden – but it is the perfect time of year to prepare to ensure plenty of life and colour come spring and summer. Englefield Estate Head Gardener, Sue Broughton, shares tips on preparing your garden for winter.

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Entries are open for this year’s revived Englefield Village Fete and Flower Show

This year’s revived Englefield Village Fete and Flower Show is being held on Saturday 11th September from 2pm and will be a great opportunity for the community to come together and showcase their talents.

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Englefield Estate transformed into outdoor classroom for 1,100 Berkshire schoolchildren

From learning about the benefits of gardening and growing their own produce, to brushing up on their outdoor skills, more than 1,100 youngsters from across Berkshire have gathered at the Englefield Estate in Theale for a two-day education event.

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Pioneering ‘leaky dam’ pilot project hopes to reduce flooding in Berkshire

A pioneering natural flood management scheme is helping to “slow the flow” of the River Pang, aiming to reduce the risk of flooding in the local area.

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Kilometre of hedgerow planted for habitat creation on the Englefield Estate

Over a kilometre of new hedgerow has been planted on the Englefield Estate in Theale, Berkshire, as part of a scheme to enhance biodiversity and create new habitats.

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Free gardening sessions at Englefield’s Five A Day Market Garden

The Five A Day Market Garden in Englefield Village is running free gardening courses for anyone impacted by Covid-19.

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Our values

As a long established family-owned business, our history shapes the way in which we manage the Estate today. Our Values are our guiding principles and have always been at the heart of how the Englefield Estate operates.

Englefield Charitable Trust

For almost 50 years the Englefield Charitable Trust has supported a range of charities and good causes which include education, the arts, social welfare, health, conservation and the armed forces.

Englefield Village

Englefield Village sits at the heart of the wider Englefield Estate. It is a vibrant community incorporating a range of housing, businesses and community organisations.