Weedon, Buckinghamshire

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Weedon
Chapel at Weedon - geograph.org.uk - 1635740.jpg
Chapel at Weedon
Weedon is located in Buckinghamshire
Weedon
Weedon
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population275 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSP8118
Civil parish
  • Weedon
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAylesbury
Postcode districtHP22
Dialling code01296
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
51°51′22″N 0°49′08″W / 51.856°N 0.819°W / 51.856; -0.819Coordinates: 51°51′22″N 0°49′08″W / 51.856°N 0.819°W / 51.856; -0.819

Weedon is a village and civil parish north of Aylesbury and south of Hardwick in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. The toponym is derived from the Old English for "hill with a heathen temple". In records dated 1066 the village was recorded as Weodune.

Weedon has a Methodist Chapel and a pub called the Five Elms. To the east of the village is the hamlet of East End.

Portions of the village (and later parish) have been subject to human settlement since the early Bronze Age, with excavations in the early 2000s suggesting that a field system was in operation, and later Roman settlement has also been identified.[citation needed] Some Neolithic flint working has been recovered but there is no indication of anything more than low-level activity.[citation needed]

Some historical sources note that Weedon (and Weedon Hill) are closely associated with the Battle of Aylesbury, although current opinion is divided as to the significance of that incident.[citation needed]

Housing development[edit]

Prior to 2011 land within the parish southwest of the village and adjoining the northern edge of Aylesbury was designated a 'major development area called Weedon Hill. When completed the housing development will include 850 houses, a local centre and a secondary school.

Additionally, an extension of the Chiltern Line was constructed which included a new station, opened in 2008, called Aylesbury Vale Parkway. In 2010 the district council decided that from May 2011 the Weedon Hill development would form part of the new civil parish of Buckingham Park.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
  2. ^ http://committees#aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/committees/FunctionsPage#aspx?dsid=19521&action=GetFileFromDB Aylesbury Vale District Council recommendations for Weedon parish.

External links[edit]

Media related to Weedon, Buckinghamshire at Wikimedia Commons