infobox UK place
country = England
unitary_england= Milton Keynes
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= North East Milton Keynes
post_town= MILTON KEYNES
postcode_district = MK19
Haversham is a village in the Borough of Milton Keynes and ceremonial Buckinghamshire,
England. It is situated just north of Milton Keynesitself, next to Wolverton and between Newport Pagnelland Stony Stratford. Haversham-cum-Little Linford is a civil parishin the Borough of Milton Keynes.
The village has two distinct settlements separated by farmland. The older part of the village contains the
manor houseand is in a low lying area of the Ouse Valley and thus is prone to regular flooding. The modern part is on elevated ground overlooking the valley of the Ouse and contains the primary school.
The village name is an
Old English languageword that means 'Haefer's homestead'. In the Domesday Bookof 1086, when it belonged to the Peverell family, it was listed as "Hæfærsham".
manor housein the village, which was fortified in 1304, was largely burnt down, but parts of it still remain in a farm house just outside the main village.
The village gave its name to
HMS Haversham, a Ham class minesweeper.
Haversham is in the
civil parishof Haversham-cum-Little Linford, which also includes Little Linford, and had a population of 803 according to the 2001 census. This merged parish was formed in 1934 following a County Review order. It formed part of the Newport Pagnell Rural Districtuntil 1974, when it became part of the borough of Milton Keynes.
* [http://www.havershamvillage.co.uk Community Website]
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