Egypt, Buckinghamshire

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Egypt
Egypt is located in Buckinghamshire
Egypt
Egypt
Location within Buckinghamshire
Civil parish
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Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSLOUGH
Postcode districtSL2
Dialling code01753
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51°33′49″N 0°36′54″W / 51.563706°N 0.615106°W / 51.563706; -0.615106Coordinates: 51°33′49″N 0°36′54″W / 51.563706°N 0.615106°W / 51.563706; -0.615106

Egypt is a hamlet in the South Bucks district of Buckinghamshire, England.[1][2] It is located within Farnham Royal civil parish, just to the north of Farnham Common, and on the edge of Burnham Beeches.

It is thought that the hamlet was so named because it was a common settling point for Gypsies, as it was once thought that Gypsies came from Egypt.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 175 Reading & Windsor (Henley-on-Thames & Bracknell) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319232149.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ Peter Macdiarmid (26 August 2014). "British towns with foreign names – in pictures". The Guardian. Locals think the name derived from a time when there was a gypsy encampment in the area