Coordinates: 51°27′50″N 1°04′30″W / 51.464°N 1.075°W / 51.464; -1.075
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St Nicholas' church, Sulham
Sulham is located in Berkshire
Location within Berkshire
OS grid referenceSU6474
Civil parish
  • Sulham
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townReading
Postcode districtRG8
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°27′50″N 1°04′30″W / 51.464°N 1.075°W / 51.464; -1.075

Sulham is a village in West Berkshire, England. The larger village of Tidmarsh is adjacent to Sulham on the west side, with Tilehurst on the east side.


The two villages of Sulham and Tidmarsh share the combined civil parish of Tidmarsh with Sulham with most local government functions carried out by the West Berkshire council.


From the west, Sulham is surrounded by the civil parishes of Tidmarsh, Pangbourne, Purley-on-Thames and Tilehurst to the east. To the south is Theale which has the local roads' junction with the M4 motorway. Sulham Woods and a lengthwise escarpment rises in this area from 42 to 105 m (138 to 344 ft). Sulham Woods is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and forms one side of the village. Features include many chalk pits and open rolling fields.[1] The village is dominated by the Sulham Hall estate in the north and is spread out along Sulham Lane which stretches between Pangbourne and Theale, parallel to the River Pang.


Sulham House is a Grade II listed country house and was built about 1710.[2] This has been the home of the Wilder family and their descendants since 1712. They have owned or rented estates in the parish since 1497.[citation needed] A feature of the parish and estate is the elevated Wilder's Folly, a tower built in 1768 by Reverend Henry Wilder of Sulham House and later used as a dovecote.[3] The ecclesiastical parish church of St Nicholas, built in 1836, stands next to the house and is Grade II listed.[4] This is the main settled area of the village. Sulham Farmhouse is a Grade II* listed building.[5]


  1. ^ Magic Map Application
  2. ^ Historic England (19 June 1984). "Sulham House and Flats 1,2 3,and 4 (Grade II) (1288304)". National Heritage List for England.
  3. ^ The Folly Fellowship (2010, p. 2)
  4. ^ Historic England (14 April 1967). "Church of St Nicholas (Grade II) (1215063)". National Heritage List for England.
  5. ^ Historic England (19 June 1984). "Sulham Farmhouse (Grade II*) (1288378)". National Heritage List for England.

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