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Lathbury Manor
Lathbury is located in Milton Keynes
Lathbury is located in Buckinghamshire
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population156 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSP876452
Civil parish
  • Lathbury
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtMK16
Dialling code01908
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
52°06′00″N 0°43′16″W / 52.0999°N 0.7211°W / 52.0999; -0.7211Coordinates: 52°06′00″N 0°43′16″W / 52.0999°N 0.7211°W / 52.0999; -0.7211

Lathbury is a village and civil parish in the City of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.[2] It is just to the north of Newport Pagnell and just outside the Milton Keynes urban area.


The village name is an Old English language word, meaning 'fortification built with laths or beams'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was listed as Latesberie.[3]

On the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the advowson of Latbbury Abbey was given to the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford.[3] The manor of Lathbury, and Lathbury Park house, has descended through various families, including Lord Vaux, the Earl of Essex and the Andrews baronets.[3] The current Lathbury Park is a Grade II listed house dating from 1801, and incorporating elements from the earlier manor house.[4]

There was also once a 'free school' in a chapel in the churchyard, founded in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, leased to the schoolmaster by Christ Church College.[3] The school was pulled down in 1698 and the materials thereof used to repair the ancient rectory.[3]

The parish church, All Saints Church is a Grade I listed building, of 12th century origin.[5]


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Lathbury (E04001259)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Contact your Parish, Town or Community Council". Milton Keynes Council. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e William Page, ed. (1927). "Parishes : Lathbury". A History of the County of Buckingham. Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol. 4. London: Constable & Co. Ltd. pp. 372–379.
  4. ^ "Lathbury Park". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Church of All Saints A Grade I Listed Building in Lathbury, Milton Keynes". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 13 September 2021.

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