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Sherington is located in Buckinghamshire
Sherington shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 954 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SP888463
Civil parish
  • Sherington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district MK16
Dialling code 01908
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°06′29″N 0°42′14″W / 52.108°N 0.704°W / 52.108; -0.704Coordinates: 52°06′29″N 0°42′14″W / 52.108°N 0.704°W / 52.108; -0.704

Sherington is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes and ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England.[2] It is located just north east of Newport Pagnell, by the A509.


The village name is an Old English language word, and means 'Scira's estate'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Serintone. The parish church is dedicated to Saint Laud.

Twin village[edit]

The village is twinned with Sameon in France.[3]


St Peters compared
2001 UK Census Sherington ward Milton Keynes UA England
Population 3,953 207,057 49,138,831
Foreign born 4.9% 9.9% 9.2%
White 98.3% 90.7% 90.9%
Asian 0.7% 4.5% 4.6%
Black 0.2% 2.4% 2.3%
Christian 76% 65.5% 71.7%
Muslim 0.2% 2.3% 3.1%
Hindu 0.1% 1.3% 1.1%
No religion 15.8% 21.6% 14.6%
Unemployed 1.9% 3% 3.3%
Retired 14.3% 9% 13.5%

At the 2001 UK census, the Sherington electoral ward had a population of 3,953. The ethnicity was 98.3% white, 0.7% mixed race, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% black and 0.1% other. The place of birth of residents was 95.1% United Kingdom, 0.5% Republic of Ireland, 1.7% other Western European countries, and 2.7% elsewhere. Religion was recorded as 76% Christian, 0.1% Buddhist, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Sikh, 0.3% Jewish, and 0.2% Muslim. 15.8% were recorded as having no religion, 0.1% had an alternative religion and 7.2% did not state their religion.[4]

The economic activity of residents aged 16–74 was 41.6% in full-time employment, 11.5% in part-time employment, 15.1% self-employed, 1.9% unemployed, 1.6% students with jobs, 3% students without jobs, 14.3% retired, 6.9% looking after home or family, 2.2% permanently sick or disabled and 1.8% economically inactive for other reasons. The industry of employment of residents was 17% retail, 12.1% manufacturing, 5.5% construction, 20.2% real estate, 6.9% health and social work, 10.5% education, 6.9% transport and communications, 3.4% public administration, 4.2% hotels and restaurants, 3.9% finance, 4.1% agriculture and 5.3% other. Compared with national figures, the ward had a relatively high proportion of workers in agriculture, education and real estate. There were a relatively low proportion in public administration, and health and social work. Of the ward's residents aged 16–74, 28.3% had a higher education qualification or the equivalent, compared with 19.9% nationwide.[4]

Current controversy[edit]

As happened earlier[5] at Bow Brickhill to the south of Milton Keynes, a US speculator has bought agricultural land at Abbey View near Sherington Bridge, divided it into domestic sized plots and is attempting[6] to sell these off as suitable for future self-build development, although the land is zoned agricultural and may be expected to remain so for the foreseeable future - the Council's 25-year plan (to 2030) projects that it will remain so.


  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 4 February 2013
  2. ^ Parishes in Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Council.
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b "Neighbourhood Statistics". Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  5. ^ The new game of patience (The Guardian)
  6. ^ Land sales lead to a panic Milton Keynes Citizen / Milton Keynes Today

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