Little Linford

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Little Linford
Little Linford is located in Buckinghamshire
Little Linford
Little Linford
Little Linford shown within Buckinghamshire
OS grid reference SP842443
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MILTON KEYNES
Postcode district MK19
Dialling code 01908
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
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52°05′28″N 0°46′19″W / 52.091°N 0.772°W / 52.091; -0.772Coordinates: 52°05′28″N 0°46′19″W / 52.091°N 0.772°W / 52.091; -0.772

Little Linford is a village in the Borough of Milton Keynes and ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England. It is about a mile west of Newport Pagnell, near the M1 motorway. Unlike its neighbour and namesake Great Linford it has yet to be joined up with Milton Keynes.

Little Linford was initially a hamlet in the manor and ecclesiastical parish of Linford. The parish church is dedicated to St Leonard.

The traditional parish name 'Linford' is an Old English language word that means 'ford where maple trees grow'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Linforde. The prefix 'Little' was added to distinguish it from Great Linford.

Civil parish[edit]

Little Linford is in the civil parish of Haversham-cum-Little Linford,[1] which also includes Haversham, and had a population of 803 according to the 2001 census. This merged parish was formed in 1934.

Little Linford Wood[edit]

Linford Wood is now owned by BBOWT. Today it is one of the best habitats for dormice, which were transferred to Linford Wood from Kent when the Channel rail link was constructed.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parishes in Milton Keynes Archived 2009-06-08 at the Wayback Machine. - Milton Keynes Council.

External links[edit]

Media related to Little Linford at Wikimedia Commons