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Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Beachampton. - - 881491.jpg
Parish church of the Assumption
Beachampton is located in Buckinghamshire
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population184 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSP7737
Civil parish
  • Beachampton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMilton Keynes
Postcode districtMK19
Dialling code01908
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°01′30″N 0°52′30″W / 52.025°N 0.875°W / 52.025; -0.875Coordinates: 52°01′30″N 0°52′30″W / 52.025°N 0.875°W / 52.025; -0.875

Beachampton is a village and civil parish beside the River Great Ouse in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. The village is about 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Buckingham and a similar distance west of Milton Keynes.

The village toponym is derived from the Old English for "home farm by a stream". In the Domesday Book of 1086 it was recorded as Bechentone.[2]

There is no documentary evidence for the tradition that Hall Farm in Beachampton was the home of Catherine Parr when she was married to King Henry VIII.[3]

Parts of the village stand on high ground, but most of the village is prone to regular flooding by the stream that runs through the village, a tributary of the River Ouse.

The family name "Beachampton" originates in this village, and was first recorded in manorial records in 1175 when Osmer de Beachampton was a tenant here.

The oldest prts of the Church of England parish church of the Assumption of St Mary the Virgin date from 14th century.[3] The Gothic Revival architect G.E. Street rebuilt upper part of the bell-tower in 1873-74.[4]


  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
  2. ^ Page, 1927, page 149
  3. ^ a b Page, 1927, pages 149-153
  4. ^ Pevsner, 1973, page 61


  • Page, William, ed. (1927). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 4. pp. 149–153. available online at
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus (1973) [1960]. The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 61–62. ISBN 0-14-071019-1.

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