Hedgerley

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Hedgerley
Hedgerley Church.JPG
Saint Mary the Virgin parish church
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:Cottages in Hedgerley
Hedgerley is located in Buckinghamshire
Hedgerley
Hedgerley
 Hedgerley shown within Buckinghamshire
Area  6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Population 873 (2011 census)[1]
   – density  128/km2 (330/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU9687
Civil parish Hedgerley
District South Bucks
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Slough
Postcode district SL2
Dialling code 01753
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Beaconsfield
List of places
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Coordinates: 51°34′34″N 0°36′07″W / 51.576°N 0.602°W / 51.576; -0.602

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).[2] 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.

The toponym name "Hedgerley" is derived from the Old English meaning "Hycga's woodland clearing". In manorial rolls in 1195 it was recorded as Huggeleg.[3]

Architecture and geography[edit]

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.[4] 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.[4] The Tudor Revival Rectory was built in 1846.[4]

In film, fiction and the media[edit]

Scenes from Lionel Jeffries' 1972 family film 'The Amazing Mr Blunden' were filmed in the village's traditional developed area and at the church.

The village including the fields and woods of the parish featured in an episode of Midsomer Murders, a television series.[citation needed]

Demography[edit]

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 km² roads km² water km² domestic gardens km² domestic buildings km² non-domestic buildings Usual residents km²
Civil parish 125 126 66 36 3 0.113 0.016 0.243 0.033 0.014 873 6.8

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.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Hedgerley at Wikimedia Commons