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Houses at Allhusen Gardens, Fulmer - geograph.org.uk - 20813.jpg
Allhusen Gardens, Fulmer
View from Gerrards Cross to Fulmer Hall across the M40 Motorway - geograph.org.uk - 20836.jpg
Fulmer Hall with surrounding woods forming most of the north of the parish, taken from the M40. In the grounds are the purpose-built pharmaceutical research laboratories.
Fulmer is located in Buckinghamshire
Location within Buckinghamshire
Area5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Population485 (2011 census)[1]
• Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSU9985
Civil parish
  • Fulmer
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSlough
Postcode districtSL3
Dialling code01753
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°33′40″N 0°33′29″W / 51.561°N 0.558°W / 51.561; -0.558Coordinates: 51°33′40″N 0°33′29″W / 51.561°N 0.558°W / 51.561; -0.558

Fulmer is a village and civil parish in South Buckinghamshire district in Buckinghamshire, England. The village has along most of its northern border a narrow green buffer from Gerrards Cross and is heavily wooded. The village's name is derived from the Old English for "lake frequented by birds". It was recorded in manorial rolls in 1198 as Fugelmere.

In the late 17th century the owners of the manor of Fulmer were forced to sell their house to their servants because they had squandered their money and could not afford to pay them. The manor then passed into the hands of the Duke of Portland.

In the mid-19th century, watercress was grown at Moor Farm, known locally as "The Bog", (now Low Farm) by Richard Whiting Bradbery, the son of William Bradbery, the first British watercress pioneer who had a large cress farm at West Hyde, Hertfordshire. Richard is buried in St James churchyard, Fulmer, with his wife Hannah.

Fulmer Chase on Stoke Common Road is a former home of the Wills tobacco family and was used as a military hospital during World War II.

Many films have been shot in Fulmer, including Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines and Sleepy Hollow.

In July 2011 Fulmer Village was awarded first prize in the Gurney Cup for Buckinghamshire's best kept village (population under 500). It was also awarded the Sword of Swords for achieving the highest score of all villages that entered no matter of size or population.[2]


2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005[1]
Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other sq mi roads sq mi water sq mi domestic gardens sq mi domestic buildings sq mi non-domestic buildings Usual residents sq mi
Civil parish 78 80 11 35 11 0.136 0.029 0.131 0.011 0.013 485 2.15

Notable people[edit]

Sport and recreation[edit]

Fulmer has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V. Fulmer Cricket Club, the local village team, play friendly matches on Saturdays and Sundays from April until September each year at King George's Field. A local village team has existed since 1886 but the current club was officially founded in 1895. Local resident and noted cricketer Denis Compton opened the new clubhouse in 1988.


  1. ^ a b Key Statistics: Dwellings; Quick Statistics: Population Density; Physical Environment: Land Use Survey 2005
  2. ^ http://www.communityimpactbucks.org.uk/news.php/152/best-kept-village-results
  3. ^ MacDonald, Marianne (29 March 2008). "Strictly Tess Daly on marriage, motherhood and being bossy". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  4. ^ Adams, Stephen (4 May 2008). "Perfect country life a short hop from the M25". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-02-03.

External links[edit]

Media related to Fulmer at Wikimedia Commons