Lathbury

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Lathbury
All Saints, Lathbury, Bucks
All Saints, Lathbury, Bucks
Lathbury is located in Buckinghamshire
Lathbury
Lathbury
Lathbury shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 156 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SP876452
Civil parish
  • Lathbury
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT PAGNELL
Postcode district MK16
Dialling code 01908
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
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 Borough of Milton Keynes and ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England.[2] It is just to the north of Newport Pagnell.

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.

There is a grand manor house in Lathbury, which in the medieval period belonged to the abbey in Lavendon (since 1272). Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1547 the manor stayed in the hands of the Crown until the Restoration of the Monarchy, when it was given to Christ Church in Oxford.

Sir Henry Andrews was created 1st Baronet Andrews, of Lathbury, county of Buckingham England on 27 May 1661. On his death in 1696, the baronetcy became extinct.[3]

There was also once a grammar school in Lathbury, founded in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, supported by Christ Church. The school was pulled down, however, in 1698 and the materials thereof used to repair the ancient rectory.

The parish church, All Saints Church is dedicated to All Saints.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 census, Accessed 4 February 2013
  2. ^ Parishes in Milton Keynes Archived 2009-06-08 at the Wayback Machine. - Milton Keynes Council.
  3. ^ George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume III, page 203.

External links[edit]

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