Nestling in the heart of beautiful Berkshire downland, West Ilsley is the quintessential English village. Its thriving community, the stunning scenery & rich local history dating back to beyond the Doomsday book make it a wonderful place to both live and visit.
The name Ilsley appears to be derived from Hilde-Laege meaning 'Place of Conflict'. One of the villages bearing this name is therefore thought to be the site of the Battle of Ashdown (AD 871) which is known to have taken place somewhere on the Downs. It was here that Prince (later King) Alfred won his magnificent victory over the invading Danish armies; though there are good reasons for supposing this took place in adjoining East Ilsley.
The station data is gathered by a Davis Vantage Vue weather station. The data is collected every 2 seconds and the site is updated whenever changes are detected. Publication to this website is performed using WeatherCat Software and published by a set of customised scripts. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.
The station was installed in West Ilsley in 2014. This website allows all historical data to be viewed on demand.