Bledlow Ridge

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Bledlow Ridge
Bledlow Ridge from hill above Slough Bottom Farm - geograph.org.uk - 527531.jpg
Bledlow Ridge
Bledlow Ridge is located in Buckinghamshire
Bledlow Ridge
Bledlow Ridge
Bledlow Ridge shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 940 (2004)
OS grid reference SU798976
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HIGH WYCOMBE
Postcode district HP14
Dialling code 01494
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
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BuckinghamshireCoordinates: 51°40′17″N 0°50′51″W / 51.671515°N 0.847433°W / 51.671515; -0.847433

Bledlow Ridge is a village in the civil parish of Bledlow-cum-Saunderton (where the 2011 Census population was included) in Buckinghamshire, England.[1][2] In 2004 the population was 940. It is situated in the Chiltern Hills, about 4 miles SSW of Princes Risborough and on the road between the High Wycombe and Chinnor.

Originally the hamlet was within the ecclesiastical parish of Bledlow. It gained separate status in 1868 when the new chapel, dedicated to St Paul, was constructed.

In common with other similar villages in the Chiltern Hills properties have become increasingly sought after due to its location and the improvement in rail and road connections to London. It has a recently refurbished village shop, The Country Store (formerly the "Kedai"), and a local school, Bledlow Ridge School. Bledlow Ridge has a number of clubs such as 'Bridge' a youth club and a cricket club. As well as the corner shop, there is also an Equestrian Centre, park, tennis courts and a cricket pitch owned by the 'Bledlow Ridge Cricket Club'. Yoesden, south of Chinnor Road, is a nature reserve managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 165 Aylesbury & Leighton Buzzard (Thame & Berkhamsted) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229163. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 


External links[edit]

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