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Holyport shown within Berkshire
OS grid reference SU895775
Unitary authority Windsor and Maidenhead
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MAIDENHEAD
Postcode district SL6
Dialling code 01628
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
European Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Windsor
List of places: UKEnglandBerkshire

Coordinates: 51°29'20?N 0°42'36?W? / ?51.489, -0.71

Holyport (pronounced Hollyport) is a village in the civil parish of Bray, about 2 miles south of Maidenhead in the English county of Berkshire.

[edit] Misconceptions

Despite commonly being regarded as part of the Maidenhead urban area, Holyport, being part of Bray, lies within the Windsor electoral constituency. As a result, Holyport's MP is Adam Afriyie and not, as is commonly thought, Theresa May.

[edit] Amenities

Despite its small size, Holyport possesses a small-but-popular retail area. The village features a butcher, a newsagent ('The Corner Shop'), a grocery, a chemist and a hairdresser as well as the (award-winning) post office and a doctor's surgery.

In addition to its shops, Holyport boasts four public houses - The George, The Belgian Arms, The White Hart and The Jolly Gardener. Each of these has been established for a great many years. Also in the village are Holyport Church of England Primary School and Holyport Cricket Club.

[edit] Notable residents and visitors

Holyport is not as well-known as its neighbour, Bray. However it has a few claims to fame of its own. It has one of the world's few real tennis courts (Royal County of Berkshire Real Tennis Club), where Prince Edward first met his wife-to-be, Sophie Rhys-Jones. It has prestigious stables, where Queen Elizabeth II is rumoured to have ridden in her younger years. Monty Python filmed a Maypole dance related sketch on the green, the film Happy Is The Bride was shot here and in Bray and Joan Collins filmed an advertisement in Holyport some years back, and and it is the current residence of veteran BBC TV presenter, Frank Bough. Stirling Moss, the famous racing driver, lived in the village, and was a member of the Bray and Holyport Scout Group.

Settlements in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Towns: Ascot | Maidenhead | Windsor
Civil parishes: Bisham | Bray | Cookham | Cox Green | Datchet | Eton | Horton | Hurley | Old Windsor | Shottesbrooke | Sunningdale | Sunninghill and Ascot | Waltham St Lawrence | White Waltham | Wraysbury
Other villages and suburbs: Bray Wick | Burchetts Green | Cheapside | Clewer | Cockpole Green | Cookham Dean | Dedworth | Eton Wick | Holyport | Knowl Hill | Littlewick Green | Paley Street | Pinkneys Green | Sunninghill | Touchen End

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