Wexham

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Wexham
Wexham - St Mary's Church - geograph.org.uk - 1114106.jpg
St Mary's parish church
Wexham is located in Buckinghamshire
Wexham
Wexham
 Wexham shown within Buckinghamshire
Area  11.19 km2 (4.32 sq mi)
Population 2,378 (2011 census)[1]
   – density  213/km2 (550/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU9983
District South Bucks
Unitary authority Slough
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Slough
Postcode district SL3
Dialling code 01753
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Beaconsfield
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Coordinates: 51°32′31″N 0°33′58″W / 51.542°N 0.566°W / 51.542; -0.566

Wexham is a civil parish in the county of Buckinghamshire in southern England. It is on the boundary of the unitary authority of Slough, its post town. Wexham Park Hospital is a large hospital on the parish border and Burnham Beeches, a forest takes in small parts of its northern land.

History[edit]

The parish originally covered a relatively small 748 acres (3.0 km2) (1.2 square miles) according to the 1881 and 1891 censuses. It was almost doubled in 1934 by taking in 1,823 acres (7.38 km2) and about 1,000 people from the dissolved Langley Marish parish, a very long strip parish part of which was taken in by Gerrards Cross almost four miles to the north.

Wexham civil parish was divided under the Local Government Act 1972, with the southern part becoming part of Slough and the northern part becoming part of the present district. The northern part now constitutes the civil parish of Wexham, with the southern part being a parish called Wexham Court.

Wexham Court has a parish council with 11 members. The parish and some additional unparished territory form the current (adjustable) three-member Slough Borough Council ward of Wexham Lea.

The civil parish of Wexham includes in order of number of inhabitants: George Green, Middlegreen, and Wexham Street. It has protected green spaces comprising woodland, Langley Park and Black Park Country Park.

The village has a 12th-century parish church and the 16th century Wexham Court.

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 453 307 94 73 9 0.247 0.205 0.508 0.084 0.048 2378 11.19

Education[edit]

The parish relies for its education on neighbouring villages with greater populations, save that the Japanese international boarding school Teikyo School United Kingdom is in Wexham.[2]

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