Haversham


Haversham

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 52.079
longitude= -0.790
population=
official_name= Haversham
unitary_england= Milton Keynes
lieutenancy_england=Buckinghamshire
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= North East Milton Keynes
post_town= MILTON KEYNES
postcode_district = MK19
postcode_area= MK
dial_code= 01908
os_grid_reference= SP830430

Haversham is a village in the Borough of Milton Keynes and ceremonial Buckinghamshire, England. It is situated just north of Milton Keynes itself, next to Wolverton and between Newport Pagnell and Stony Stratford. Haversham-cum-Little Linford is a civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes.

The village has two distinct settlements separated by farmland. The older part of the village contains the manor house and 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 language word that means 'Haefer's homestead'. In the Domesday Book of 1086, when it belonged to the Peverell family, it was listed as "Hæfærsham".

The ancient manor house in 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.

Civil parish

Haversham is in the civil parish of 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 District until 1974, when it became part of the borough of Milton Keynes.

External links

* [http://www.havershamvillage.co.uk Community Website]


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