Wexham

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.

Wexham

St Mary's parish church
Wexham
Location within Buckinghamshire
Area11.19 km2 (4.32 sq mi)
Population2,378 (2011 census)[1]
 Density213/km2 (550/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSU9983
District
Unitary authority
Shire county
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSlough
Postcode districtSL3
Dialling code01753
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament

History

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. Wexham Court was abolished on the 1st of April 2019.[2]

Wexham Court had 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.

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

2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005[1]
Output areaHomes owned outrightOwned with a loanSocially rentedPrivately rentedOtherkm² roadskm² waterkm² domestic gardenskm² domestic buildingskm² non-domestic buildingsUsual residentskm²
Civil parish453307947390.2470.2050.5080.0840.048237811.19

Education

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.[3]

See also

References

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