Weedon, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates: 51°51′22″N 0°49′08″W / 51.856°N 0.819°W / 51.856; -0.819

Weedon
Weedon is located in Buckinghamshire
Weedon
Weedon
 Weedon shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 275 [1]
OS grid reference SP8118
Civil parish Weedon
District Aylesbury Vale
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Aylesbury
Postcode district HP22
Dialling code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Aylesbury
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Weedon is a village and civil parish north of Aylesbury and south of Hardwick in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England.

The toponym is derived from the Old English for "hill with a heathen temple". In records dated 1066 the village was recorded as Weodune.

Weedon has a Methodist Chapel and a pub called the Five Elms. To the east of the village is the hamlet of East End.

Portions of the village (and later parish) have been subject to human settlement since the early Bronze Age, with excavations in the early 2000s[citation needed] suggesting that a field system was in operation. Later Roman settlement has also been identified[citation needed]. Some Neolithic flint working has been recovered[citation needed] but there is no indication of anything more that low-level activity.

Some historical sources[citation needed] note that Weedon (and Weedon Hill) are closely associated with the Battle of Aylesbury, although current opinion[citation needed] is divided as to the significance of that incident.

Housing development[edit]

Prior to 2011 land within the parish southwest of the village and adjoining the northern edge of Aylesbury was designated a 'major development area called Weedon Hill. When completed the housing development will include 850 houses, a local centre and a secondary school. Additionally, an extension of the Chiltern Line was constructed which included a new station, opened in 2008, called Aylesbury Vale Parkway. In 2010 the district council decided that from May 2011 the Weedon Hill development would form part of the new civil parish of Buckingham Park.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
  2. ^ http://committees#aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/committees/FunctionsPage#aspx?dsid=19521&action=GetFileFromDB Aylesbury Vale District Council recommendations for Weedon parish.

External links[edit]

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