- Fawley, Buckinghamshire
infobox UK place
country = England
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] ]
region= South East England
postcode_district = RG9
static_image_caption= St Mary's, Fawley
Fawley is a
villageand civil parishwithin Wycombedistrict 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 Bookof 1086 as "Falelie". There are two other places in the country called Fawley.
Bulstrode Whitelocke, a prominent Member of Parliamentin Cromwell's day, was from Fawley. In 1642 he allowed soldiers fighting in the English Civil Warto stay at the manor housein 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.
parishchurch, 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.
* [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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