Fawley, Buckinghamshire

Fawley, Buckinghamshire

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 51.57591
longitude= -0.91046
official_name= Fawley
population= 255 [ [http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=7&b=792150&c=Fawley&d=16&e=15&g=425213&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1216326219610&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 Neighbourhood Statistics 2001 Census] ]
civil_parish= Fawley
shire_district= Wycombe
shire_county = Buckinghamshire
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Wycombe
post_town= Henley-on-Thames
postcode_district = RG9
postcode_area= RG
dial_code= 01491

static_image_caption= St Mary's, Fawley

Fawley is a village and civil parish within Wycombe district in the south-western corner of Buckinghamshire, England. It sits on the border between Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, about seven miles west of Great Marlow and north of Henley-on-Thames.

The village name is Anglo-Saxon in origin, and means 'fallow-coloured woodland clearing'. It was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Falelie". There are two other places in the country called Fawley.

Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke, a prominent Member of Parliament in Cromwell's day, was from Fawley. In 1642 he allowed soldiers fighting in the English Civil War to stay at the manor house in Fawley, but they were quite raucous in their behaviour and completely destroyed the contents of the house. In 1684 the house was completely redesigned, following a design by Sir Christopher Wren.

The parish church, which was rebuilt in 1748, is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. It has a "Tree of Life" stained glass window designed by the artist John Piper, who lived nearby in Fawley Bottom, and Patrick Reyntiens.

See also

* Fawley Bottom
* Fawley Court


External links

* [http://met.open.ac.uk/genuki/big/eng/BKM/Fawley/ UK & Ireland Genealogy — Fawley] historical information
* [http://www.bucksstainedglass.org.uk/Indices/pl0084.htm Windows in St Mary, Fawley, Bucks] from [http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/glass/ Buckinghamshire Stained Glass]
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