Lacey Green

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Lacey Green
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Lacey Green Windmill
Lacey Green is located in Buckinghamshire
Lacey Green
Lacey Green
 Lacey Green shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 2,413 [1]
OS grid reference SP8200
Civil parish Lacey Green
District Wycombe
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Princes Risborough
Postcode district HP27
Dialling code 01844
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Aylesbury
Website Lacey Green & Loosley Row
List of places
UK
England
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Coordinates: 51°41′38″N 0°48′36″W / 51.694°N 0.810°W / 51.694; -0.810

Lacey Green is a village and civil parish in Wycombe district near Princes Risborough, in Buckinghamshire, England. It is in the Chiltern Hills above the town.

It was home to Heston Blumenthal - whose parents used to own many local (to this area) amusement arcades.

RAF Bomber Command commandeered some agricultural land for an airfield during World War II. The land has now reverted to agriculture, the school playing field and the village sports ground.[2]

The village has lost its Methodist chapel, shop and sub-post office but still retains a sports club, primary school, two pubs (three if you include The Pink and Lily at Parslow's Hillock), Village Hall and of course, the windmill.

The hamlet was known as Leasy Green in the early 19th century. It is twinned with Hambye in France.

Dated to 1650 by leading authority Stanley Freese, Lacey Green windmill is the oldest surviving smock mill in England [3] and was restored from a state of almost total collapse by volunteers under the auspices of the Chiltern Society. Though it is widely believed that the mill was originally sited in nearby Chesham and moved to Lacey Green in 1821, no primary sources have been found to substantiate this and the Chiltern Society has been unable to trace the story beyond 1932 [4] A somewhat speculative theory to perhaps explain the story's origin has been advanced by Michael Highfield, author of the Chiltern Society's guide to the mill. He recounts a conversation with a 96 year old lady who had lived in the area all her life and remembered being chased away from "Cheshums Mill" as a child. The Mill had been in the Cheshire family since the 1860s and was sometimes referred to locally as Cheshire's mill, applying the Buckinghamshire dialect possessive suffix 'ums', Cheshire's becomes Cheshums![5]

Hamlets[edit]

Hamlets within the parish of Lacey Green include Wardrobes and Parslow's Hillock.

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