- Winslow, Buckinghamshire
Infobox UK place
country = England
population = 4,519 [ [http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=7&b=792110&c=winslow&d=16&e=15&g=424511&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1216767765892&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 Neighbourhood Statistics 2001 Census] ]
region= South East England
Winslow is a small
market townand also a civil parishdesignated as a town councilwithin Aylesbury Valedistrict in north Buckinghamshire. It has a population of about 4500.Fact|date=March 2008
The town was first recorded in the
Anglo-Saxon Chroniclein 795as "Wineshlauu", which translated into modern English means "Wine's Mound". In the Domesday Bookof 1086it was recorded as "Weneslai".
One of the finest buildings in Buckinghamshire is situated in this small town.
Winslow Hall, which sits on the main road leading into the town from Aylesbury, is thought to have been designed by Sir Christopher Wrencirca 1700, in his latter days twenty-five years after he designed St Paul's Cathedralin London. The building, while smaller than some other local mansions, is magnificently designed nonetheless.
Today the town has grown to house the expanding population, but the small town hasn't lost any of its quaint rural charm. The
11th century parishchurch in High Street is dedicated to St Laurence, and is twinned with St Paul’s Church in Winslow, Arizona. [cite web
accessdate=2007-04-24] The church has a ring of 8 bells with the heaviest weighing in at 19cwt.
The town formerly had its own railway station on the "
Varsity Line" ( Oxford/ Cambridge), with a spur to Aylesbury(from Verney Junction). The trackbed remains in place and, when reopened, will facilitate more sustainable commuting to Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Oxford.
Whaddon Chasefox hunt has traditionally met in the Town Square at Winslow every Boxing Dayfor many years. The occasion is very well attended with over a thousand people visiting the town on Boxing Day each year. The Brass Band from the nearby village of Great Horwoodplaying Christmas carols are always in attendance. Winslow United F.C.is based here.
Winslow is home to
Furze Down Schoolfor children with special educational needs, who are between 5 and 19 years old. The town is also served by Winslow Church of England Combined School, which is a mixed, voluntary controlled, primary school, that takes children from the age of four through to the age of eleven. The school has approximately 520 pupils. The catchment secondary schools for Winslow children are Buckingham Schooland the Royal Latin Schoolin nearby Buckingham, and The Cottesloe School in Wing. [cite web
title=Catchment area maps
publisher=Buckinghamshire County Council
Winslow has been twinned with
Cours La Ville, France, since 1980. [cite web
title=Winslow Anglo French Twinning Association
* [http://www.stlaurencewinslow.org.uk St. Laurence Church, Winslow]
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