Woodham, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates: 51°51′31″N 0°59′05″W / 51.8587°N 0.9848°W / 51.8587; -0.9848

Woodham
Woodham is located in Buckinghamshire
Woodham
Woodham
 Woodham shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 64 (Mid-2010 pop est)[1]
OS grid reference SP699183
Civil parish Woodham
District Aylesbury Vale
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town AYLESBURY
Postcode district HP18
Dialling code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Buckingham
List of places
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Woodham is a hamlet and civil parish about 7.5 miles (12.1 km) west of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

The toponym is derived from the Old English for "home near a wood", referring to its proximity to the ancient Bernwood Forest.

Woodham is on the ancient Akeman Street Roman road, which since the 1920s has been classified as the A41.

In 1906 the Great Central Railway built a line through the parish and opened Akeman Street railway station where it crossed the main road at Woodham. The station had a short working life, being closed by the GCR's successor the London and North Eastern Railway in 1930.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population estimates in England and Wales, mid-2010". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013.