Hedgerley

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Coordinates: 51°34′34″N 0°36′07″W / 51.576°N 0.602°W / 51.576; -0.602

Hedgerley
Hedgerley Church.JPG
Saint Mary the Virgin parish church
Hedgerley is located in Buckinghamshire
Hedgerley
Hedgerley
 Hedgerley shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 873 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SU9687
Civil parish Hedgerley
District South Bucks
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Slough
Postcode district SL2
Dialling code 01753
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Beaconsfield
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Hedgerley is a village and civil parish in South Bucks district in Buckinghamshire, England. The parish is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Gerrards Cross and 3 miles (4.8 km) south-east of Beaconsfield. The parish has incorporated the formerly separate parish of Hedgerley Dean since 1934 (which was once a hamlet in parish of Farnham Royal).[2]

The toponym name "Hedgerley" is derived from the Old English meaning "Hycga's woodland clearing". In manorial rolls in 1195 it was recorded as Huggeleg.[3]

There is a village street of red brick and timber framed cottages, amongst which Victoria Cottages date from the 16th century.[4] Above the village on the hillside is the Church of England parish church of Saint Mary the Virgin was designed by the Gothic Revival architect Benjamin Ferrey and built in 1852.[4] The Tudor Revival Rectory was built in 1846.[4] Some scenes from Lionel Jeffries' 1972 family film 'The Amazing Mr Blunden' were filmed in the village and at the church. The village also featured in an episode of the 'Midsomer Murders' television series.

The village's most notable resident was the infamous Judge Jeffreys (1645-89) notorious for the 'bloody assizes' which followed the Monmouth Rebellion.

Local Fields are called the "sea-fields" because during spring they become full with bluebells and look like a body of water when the wind blows across them.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 2 February 2013
  2. ^ A Vision of Britain through Time: Relationships / unit history of Hedgerley
  3. ^ Oxford Dictionary of Place Names[clarification needed]
  4. ^ a b c Pevsner, 1973, page 160

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External links[edit]

Media related to Hedgerley at Wikimedia Commons