Cryers Hill

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Cryers Hill
Cryers Hill is located in Buckinghamshire
Cryers Hill
Cryers Hill
Location within Buckinghamshire
OS grid referenceSU874969
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHigh Wycombe
Postcode districtHP15
Dialling code01494
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
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England
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51°39′51″N 0°44′08″W / 51.664052°N 0.735455°W / 51.664052; -0.735455Coordinates: 51°39′51″N 0°44′08″W / 51.664052°N 0.735455°W / 51.664052; -0.735455

Cryers Hill is a hamlet in the parish of Hughenden and in Buckinghamshire, England.[1] It was formerly known as Ravensmere (sometimes 'Ravening').

The hamlet is sandwiched between Great Kingshill, Hughenden Valley and Widmer End. Curiously, its primary school is called Great Kingshill school[2] and the crematorium at Cryers Hill is called Hughenden Crematorium. This is located in Four Ashes Lane.[3]

The only pub within Cryers Hill is The White Lion, serving traditional ales and food.[4][5]

The hamlet and surrounding area provided the setting for Kitty Aldridge's 2007 novel called "Cryers Hill". The book partly documents the significant expansion of housing in the area during the 1960s.[6]

In Four Ashes Road, there is a large country house with a Georgian facade called 'Uplands' which is set in 18 acres (73,000 m2) of gardens. It is now a 74-room De Vere Venues hotel and conference centre.[7]

In recent years, an apparition of the Green Man is alleged to have been sighted on at least two occasions at Cryers Hill.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hughenden Parish Council - History of the Parish". hughendenparishcouncil.org.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  2. ^ "Great Kingshill CofE Combined". greatkingshill.bucks.sch.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  3. ^ "Cryers Hill, Four Ashes Lane". lutonparanormal.com. Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  4. ^ "White Lion Cryers Hill". whitelioncryershill.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  5. ^ "White Lion". thegoodpubguide.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  6. ^ Duffy, Carol Ann (1 April 2007). "Twinkling Like Woolworths". The Telegraph. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  7. ^ "De Vere Venues: Uplands House". devere.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
  8. ^ "The Green Man of Hughenden". strangebritain.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-02-26.

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