Woodham, Buckinghamshire

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Woodham
Woodham is located in Buckinghamshire
Woodham
Woodham
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population64 (Mid-2010 pop est)[1]
OS grid referenceSP699183
Civil parish
  • Woodham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAYLESBURY
Postcode districtHP18
Dialling code01296
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
51°51′31″N 0°59′05″W / 51.8587°N 0.9848°W / 51.8587; -0.9848Coordinates: 51°51′31″N 0°59′05″W / 51.8587°N 0.9848°W / 51.8587; -0.9848

Woodham is a hamlet and civil parish about 7.5 miles (12.1 km) west of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. At the 2011 Census the population of the hamlet was included in the civil parish of Kingswood.

The toponym is derived from the Old English for "home near a wood", referring to its proximity to the ancient Bernwood Forest.

Woodham is on the ancient Akeman Street Roman road, which since the 1920s has been classified as the A41.

In 1906 the Great Central Railway built a line through the parish and opened Akeman Street railway station where it crossed the main road at Woodham. The station had a short working life, being closed by the GCR's successor the London and North Eastern Railway in 1930.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population estimates in England and Wales, mid-2010". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013.[permanent dead link]