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Wexham - St Mary's Church - geograph.org.uk - 1114106.jpg
St Mary's parish church
Wexham is located in Buckinghamshire
Location within Buckinghamshire
Area11.19 km2 (4.32 sq mi)
Population2,378 (2011 census)[1]
• Density213/km2 (550/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSU9983
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSlough
Postcode districtSL3
Dialling code01753
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°32′31″N 0°33′58″W / 51.542°N 0.566°W / 51.542; -0.566Coordinates: 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.


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 having been a parish called Wexham Court. [2]

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

In 2018 the parish of Wexham Court, and neighbouring Britwell were scheduled for abolition in April 2019, but after an appeal by the parish councils and a judicial review the order was quashed and the parishes remain unchanged.[3][4]

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.


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


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.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Key Statistics: Dwellings; Quick Statistics: Population Density; Physical Environment: Land Use Survey 2005
  2. ^ OpenStreetMap: Wexham Court CP
  3. ^ "The Slough Borough Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2019" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Community Governance Review 2018, Judicial review". Slough Borough Council.
  5. ^ "Head's Welcome." (Archive) Teikyo School United Kingdom. Retrieved on 8 January 2014. "Framewood Road, Wexham, Buckinghamshire SL2 4QS UK"

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