Hedsor


Hedsor

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 51.56996
longitude= -0.68118
official_name= Hedsor
population = 95 [ [http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/uploads/documents/Community%20and%20living/bourne.pdf Wycombe DC Parish Fact file 2001 Census] ]
civil_parish= Hedsor
shire_district= Wycombe
shire_county = Buckinghamshire
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Beaconsfield
post_town= High Wycombe
post_town1= Maidenhead
post_town2= Bourne End
postcode_area= HP
postcode_district = HP10
postcode_area1= SL
postcode_district1=SL6
postcode_area2= HP
postcode_district2= SL8
postcode_area= HP
dial_code= 01628
os_grid_reference= SU915865

Hedsor is a small village and civil parish within Wycombe district in Buckinghamshire, England, in the very south of the county, near the River Thames and Bourne End.

The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Hædde's cliff', referring to the position of the village on a cliff overlooking the Thames.

Hedsor House was the ancient seat of the de Hedsor family, who took their name from the village. They owned it at the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. The modern manor house was built in 1778, and stands on a hill in the village, commanding an excellent view of the Thames and of Berkshire.

In 1583 Rowland Hynd built a new Tudor Manor House at Hedsor which was badly damaged by fire in 1795 and eventually demolished in 1865. At about this time the Architect James Knowles was commissioned by the fourth Lord Boston to design a new house at Hedsor. Hedsor House remained as the Boston's magnificent stately home until the early 20th century, during which time Queen Victoria was said to be a frequent visitor to house and its beautiful surrounding parkland.

The parish church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas.

References

External links

* [http://www.hedsor.com/ Hedsor House]
* [http://www.stnicholashedsor.org.uk/ The Parish Church of St. Nicholas, Hedsor]
* [http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/uploads/documents/Community%20and%20living/bourne.pdf Government Hedsor Factfile]


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