Bisham


Bisham

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Bisham
population=
latitude= 51.556
longitude= -0.774
unitary_england= Windsor and Maidenhead
lieutenancy_england= Berkshire
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Maidenhead
post_town= Maidenhead
postcode_district = SL7
postcode_area= SL |dial_code= 01628
static_

static_image_caption=All Saints Church, Bisham
os_grid_reference= SU849849
london_distance=

Bisham (correctly pronounced as biss-um, not bish-um) is a village and civil parish in the Windsor and Maidenhead district of Berkshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,149. The village is on the River Thames, north of which is Marlow in Buckinghamshire. Bisham is home to one of Sport England's National Sports Centres, centred on Bisham Abbey, a 13th century manor house, originally built for the Knights Templar but later the residence of the Montagu (or Montacute) Earls of Salisbury and the Hoby family.

A Ham class minesweeper, HMS Bisham, was named after the village.

Theatrical couple Oscar Asche and Lily Brayton are buried in the graveyard of All Saints Church.

* [http://www.allsaintsmarlow.org/bisham/history.htm A short history of Bisham Church]


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