Fulmer

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Fulmer
Fulmer Church.JPG
St. James' parish church
View from Gerrards Cross to Fulmer Hall across the M40 Motorway - geograph.org.uk - 20836.jpg
Fulmer Hall with surrounding woods forming most of the north of the parish, taken from the M40. In the grounds are the purpose-built pharmaceutical research laboratories.
Fulmer is located in Buckinghamshire
Fulmer
Fulmer
 Fulmer shown within Buckinghamshire
Area  5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Population 485 (2011 census)[1]
   – density  87/km2 (230/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU9985
Civil parish Fulmer
District South Buckinghamshire
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Slough
Postcode district SL3
Dialling code 01753
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Beaconsfield
List of places
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England
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Coordinates: 51°33′40″N 0°33′29″W / 51.561°N 0.558°W / 51.561; -0.558

Fulmer is a village and civil parish in South Buckinghamshire district in Buckinghamshire, England. The village has along most of its northern border a narrow green buffer from Gerrards Cross and is heavily wooded.

The village toponym is derived from the Old English for "lake frequented by birds". It was recorded in manorial rolls in 1198 as Fugelmere.

In the late 17th century the owners of the manor of Fulmer were forced to sell their house to their servants because they had squandered their money and could not afford to pay them. The manor then passed into the hands of the Duke of Portland.

In the mid-19th century, watercress was grown at Moor Farm, known locally as "The Bog", (now Low Farm) by Richard Whiting Bradbery, the son of William Bradbery, the first British watercress pioneer who had a large cress farm at West Hyde, Hertfordshire. Richard is buried in St James churchyard, Fulmer, with his wife Hannah.

Many films have been shot in Fulmer, including Sleepy Hollow.

In July 2011 Fulmer Village was awarded first prize in the Gurney Cup for Buckinghamshire's best kept village (population under 500). It was also awarded the Sword of Swords for achieving the highest score of all villages that entered no matter of size or population. Some locals have commented that the recent renovation of the village's K6 telephone kiosk by two local residents played a large part in the scoring due to the full marks awarded for this category.[2]

Fulmer Parish Council maintains a website with both historical and current information regarding the village, including recent news and upcoming activities in and around the area.

Demography[edit]

2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005[1]
Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other km² roads km² water km² domestic gardens km² domestic buildings km² non-domestic buildings Usual residents km²
Civil parish 78 80 11 35 11 0.352 0.075 0.339 0.029 0.033 485 5.58

Notable people[edit]

Sport and recreation[edit]

Fulmer has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V. Fulmer Cricket Club, the local village team, play friendly matches on Saturdays and Sundays from April until September each year at King George's Field. A local village team has existed since 1886 but the current club was officially founded in 1995. Local resident and noted cricketer, Denis Compton, opened the new clubhouse in 1988.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Fulmer at Wikimedia Commons