Saint Mary the Virgin parish church
:Cottages in Hedgerley
Hedgerley shown within Buckinghamshire
|Area||6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)|
|Population||873 (2011 census)|
|– density||128/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Hedgerley is a village and civil parish in South Bucks district in Buckinghamshire, England. The parish is centred 3 miles (4.8 km) south-east of Beaconsfield. The parish has incorporated the formerly separate parish of Hedgerley Dean since 1934 (which was once a hamlet in parish of Farnham Royal). It is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-east and south of the large village of Gerrards Cross which has a rapid railway connection to London.
Architecture and geography
Hedgerley has aside from its green spaces in the foothills of the Chiltern Hills a linear layout of red brick and timber framed cottages, amongst which Victoria Cottages date from the 16th century. It is bounded to the north by the M40 motorway. Above most houses on a hillside is the Church of England parish church of Saint Mary the Virgin, designed by the Gothic Revival architect Benjamin Ferrey and built in 1852. The Tudor Revival Rectory was built in 1846.
In film, fiction and the media
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The village's most notable resident was the infamous Judge Jeffreys (1645–89) notorious for ordering the death penalty, particularly to accused leading men and physical combatants in the Duke of Monmouth's premature and violent rebellion against the unpopular king James II of England.
A few fields in the parish are called the sea fields as in spring they become full with bluebells.
- Key Statistics: Dwellings; Quick Statistics: Population Density; Physical Environment: Land Use Survey 2005
- A Vision of Britain through Time: Relationships / unit history of Hedgerley
- Oxford Dictionary of Place Names[clarification needed]
- Pevsner, 1973, page 160
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1973) . The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 160. ISBN 0-14-071019-1.
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