Astwood, Buckinghamshire

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Astwood
Astwood is located in Buckinghamshire
Astwood
Astwood
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population365 (2011 Census including Hardmead)[1]
OS grid referenceSP951473
Civil parish
  • Astwood
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWPORT PAGNELL
Postcode districtMK16
Dialling code01234
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
52°06′58″N 0°36′38″W / 52.1161°N 0.6105°W / 52.1161; -0.6105Coordinates: 52°06′58″N 0°36′38″W / 52.1161°N 0.6105°W / 52.1161; -0.6105

Astwood is a village and civil parish in the borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. It is located on the border with Bedfordshire, approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Newport Pagnell and 7 miles (11 km) west of Bedford.[2]

The village name is Anglo-Saxon in origin and means "eastern wood".

The churchyard of the parish church of St Peter is considered by some as being one of the prettiest in the county.[3] Most of the older buildings in the village have thatched roofs making for a quaint rural setting.


References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Astwood (Milton Keynes) (E04001244)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics., accessed 17 November 2019
  2. ^ Parishes in Milton Keynes Archived June 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine - Milton Keynes Council.
  3. ^ 'Parishes : Astwood', A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 4 (1927), pp. 270-274. Victoria History of the Counties of England

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