Wooburn

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Wooburn
St Paul's Church Wooburn.JPG
St. Paul's parish church
Wooburn is located in Buckinghamshire
Wooburn
Wooburn
Wooburn shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 10,792 (2011 Census including Hedsor)[1]
OS grid reference SU908877
Civil parish
  • Wooburn
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town High Wycombe
Postcode district HP10
Dialling code 01628
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
51°34′52″N 0°41′28″W / 51.581°N 0.691°W / 51.581; -0.691Coordinates: 51°34′52″N 0°41′28″W / 51.581°N 0.691°W / 51.581; -0.691

Wooburn is a village in Buckinghamshire, England.[2] It is located off the A4094 road between Wooburn Green and Bourne End in the very south of the county near the River Thames, about two miles south west of Beaconsfield and four miles east of Marlow. Wooburn is one of the two principal settlements within Wooburn and Bourne End, a civil parish in Wycombe district.[3]

The village toponym is derived from the Old English for "walled stream". This refers to the River Wye, which has its source near West Wycombe and runs through the village to join the River Thames at Bourne End. The river runs along the boundary of Warren Nature Reserve, a Local Nature Reserve which adjoins Wooburn Park. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Waborne though earlier, in 1075, it had been referred to as Waburna.[4][5] The Church of England parish church of Saint Paul is medieval but was extensively altered by the Gothic Revival architect William Butterfield in 1869. It has a flint nave and a tall tower. There are some half timbered houses facing the churchyard and nearby there is a flint school house.

The manor house of Wooburn was once a palace of the Bishops of Lincoln.

The River Wye at Wooburn

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 175 Reading & Windsor (Henley-on-Thames & Bracknell) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319232149. 
  3. ^ "Ordnance Survey Election Maps". www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Professor J.J.N.Palmer. "Open Doomsday: Wooburn". www.opendomesday.org. Anna Powell-Smith. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Mills, A.D. (2011) [first published 1991]. A Dictionary of British Place Names (First edition revised 2011 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 507. ISBN 9780199609086. 

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