Cox Green, Berkshire

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Cox Green
Lillibrooke Manor - geograph.org.uk - 1899392.jpg
Lillibrooke Manor
Cox Green is located in Berkshire
Cox Green
Cox Green
 Cox Green shown within Berkshire
Population 7,203 (2001)
OS grid reference SU8679
Civil parish Cox Green
Unitary authority Windsor and Maidenhead
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MAIDENHEAD
Postcode district SL6
Dialling code 01628
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Maidenhead
List of places
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England
Berkshire

Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 0°44′31″W / 51.508°N 0.742°W / 51.508; -0.742

Cox Green is a civil parish in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England with most of its housing divided only by a major, embanked road from Maidenhead. The remainder of this area is rural. The parish is roughly bounded by the A4 road to the north, the A404(M) motorway to the northeast, the M4 motorway to the southeast and a rural boundary with White Waltham parish to the west.

History[edit]

The original village was ecclesiastically a hamlet under Bray church that had a nucleus by Cox Green Lane, Cox Green Road and Norden Road, south of the railway (see map of 1945 here). Parts of this are now outside the current parish boundary. The second half of the 20th Century saw a rapid expansion of housing, including Woodlands Park to the west, and Cox Green is now save for its agricultural buffer zones a suburb of Maidenhead.[1][2]

Amenities and listed buildings[edit]

Schools in the area include Lowbrook School and Wessex Primary School, both catering for ages up to eleven Year 6 and Cox Green School, for children aged 11–18. Cox Green School shares a site with the adjacent Community Centre on Highfield Road, providing such local facilities as a library and both indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Additional leisure facilities exist at Ockwells Park, where as well as sports fields and open park and woodland, there is a well-stocked children's play area.

The parish church, Church of the Good Shepherd, is in the Community Centre in Highfield Road.

The oldest building in the parish is Ockwells Manor by Ockwells park which once belonged to it.

A Roman Villa was discovered from aerial photographs in the 1950s and was fully excavated in 1959 in advance of the building of the present housing estate.[3]

Nearest places[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ P.H. Ditchfield and William Page (eds) (1923). "The hundred of Bray: Introduction and map". A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  2. ^ P.H. Ditchfield and William Page (eds) (1923). "Bray with the borough of Maidenhead: Introduction, borough and manors". A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cox Green Roman Villa". Royal Berkshire History. 

External links[edit]

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