FACTOID # 27: If you're itching to live in a trailer park, hitch up your home and head to South Carolina, where a whopping 18% of residences are mobile homes.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Prestwood" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Prestwood
The Chequers Parade, including the Costcutter and Hopper & Babb's butcher, which are probably among the most commonly used shops.
Enlarge
The Chequers Parade, including the Costcutter and Hopper & Babb's butcher, which are probably among the most commonly used shops.
The Sprinters Fitness Centre, opened in 2003 after delay, boosted the local economy.
Despite the development of Prestwood, and the local area as a whole, the village retains pictoresque fields and rolling hills.
Despite the development of Prestwood, and the local area as a whole, the village retains pictoresque fields and rolling hills.

Prestwood is a village in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located in the Chiltern Hills, about a mile west of Great Missenden, four miles north of High Wycombe. Image File history File linksMetadata Prestwood_-_Chequers_Parade. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Prestwood_-_Chequers_Parade. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Prestwood's_Sprinters_Fitness_Centre. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Prestwood's_Sprinters_Fitness_Centre. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Fields_in_Prestwood. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Fields_in_Prestwood. ... A village is a human residential settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... The Chiltern Hills are a chalk escarpment that stretches in a south-west to north-east diagonal from Goring-On-Thames to Luton, but is most prominent in Buckinghamshire. ... Great Missenden is a village in the valley of the river Misbourne in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire between Amersham and Wendover. ... High Wycombe in the UK High Wycombe, (previously Chepping Wycombe or Chipping Wycombe as late as 1911[1]) South Buckinghamshire, is 29 miles (46. ...

Contents

History

The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Priest-wood'. Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ...


Anciently Prestwood was a piece of common land that stretched across several local parishes. The bulk of the land and the chapel in Prestwood belonged to Stoke Mandeville parish as it was once the property of the Mandeville family. The common also stretched into Hughenden, Great Hampden and Great Missenden, making a study of the history of the area very difficult. A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Stoke Mandeville is a village to the south of Aylesbury in the county of Buckinghamshire. ... Hughenden Valley (formerly called Hughenden or Hitchendon) is an extensive village in Buckinghamshire, England, just to the north of High Wycombe. ... Great Hampden and Little Hampden are two villages in Buckinghamshire, England, about three miles south-east of Princes Risborough. ... Great Missenden is a village in the valley of the river Misbourne in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire between Amersham and Wendover. ...


The village has been a parish in its own right since the late 19th century. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Development 1900-1950

Prestwood continued to grow in area and population throughout the early part of the 20th century. The creation of jobs locally with the opening of a major, later nationally award-winning, dairy, as well as improved transport to Central London, helped the rise in popularity of the village. It was perfectly situated - with easy access to the capital but secluded enough to retain the "countryside village" feeling. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Dairy farm near Oxford, New York A dairy is a facility for the extraction and processing of animal milk (mostly from cows, sometimes from buffalo, sheep or goats) and other farm animals, for human consumption. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ...


It was the 1960s and 1970s, however, that were to see the biggest development of Prestwood to date. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


Development 1960-present

In the 1960s and 70s a campaign spearheaded by the UK government saw over 600 new houses built in the village - a doubling in size of the village. Many of these houses were large in size, which has helped the attraction of young families to the village. The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy. ...


Despite the loss of the London Underground service to the nearby Great Missenden railway station, an overground service has and still does continue, run by Chiltern Railways. This has further strengthened Prestwood's good reputation for a commuting village with a rural feel, and has partly contributed to the local district, Chiltern, becoming the 8th most expensive district to buy a house in the entire United Kingdom. This article is about the British underground transport system. ... Great Missenden railway station serves the town of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, as well as the villages of Prestwood, Little Hampden and Little Missenden. ... Chiltern Railways is a train operating company in England. ... The Chiltern District is one of four local government district of Buckinghamshire in south central England. ...


The closure of the Prestwood pie factory in the 1990s and its subsequent conversion into the Giles Gate elderly residential home saw the loss of several jobs. However in 2001 Prestwood Leisure Centre was demolished and after a much-delayed and eagerly anticipated rebulding over the following 2 years, the Sprinters Fitness Centre opened on the old site in 2003. It included 3 newly built tennis courts and two fitness studios. The opening revitalised Prestwood's economy and continues to attract people from the local area. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Empty tennis courts. ...


In the early hours of Saturday 9th December 2006, a large fire swept through the Cherry Orchard residential home, killing one elderly woman and injuring 13 more. Most of the ground floor was gutted in the fire, and the remaining residents were subsequently evacuated. The first was not thought to be suspicious.


Industry

Prestwood's economy has moved away from manufacturing (e.g. the Prestwood pie factory) to service-based in recent years. Several housing developments have also been built recently, the most notable being the Beeks Homes regeneration of the old petrol station site.


Two large residential homes have been built since the 1990s. Called Giles Gate and Cherry Orchard they have over 40 dwellings each and allow the elderly to take advantage of Prestwood's beautiful surroundings.


Service industries are growing; there are new health and job centres.


Education

There are three primary schools in Prestwood: Prestwood Infant School, for 4-8 year olds; Prestwood Junior School, for 8-11 year olds, and Prestwood Lodge School, a rehabilitation institution for children up to the age of 11. Education in England is the responsibility of Department for Education and Skills at national level and, in the case of publicly funded compulsory education, of Local Education Authorities. ...


The local catchment secondary schools are the Misbourne School, an upper school, and Dr Challoner's Grammar School (boys), Dr Challoner's High School (girls) and Chesham High School (mixed), which are all grammar schools. Education in England is the responsibility of Department for Education and Skills at national level and, in the case of publicly funded compulsory education, of Local Education Authorities. ... The Misbourne School is a co-educational secondary school in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. ... High School also refers to the highest form of classical riding, High School Dressage. ... Dr Challoners Grammar School is a Voluntary Controlled Grammar School of approximately 1280 boys located in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. ... Dr Challoners High School is a grammar school in Buckinghamshire, England, for girls between the ages of 11 and 18. ... Chesham High School is a grammar school on White Hill, Chesham, Buckinghamshire. ... Grammar school can refer to various types of schools in different English-speaking countries. ...


Transport

Great Missenden railway station, about half a mile away, is on the Chiltern Railways London to Aylesbury line and provides train services to London Marylebone station in approxamately 45 minutes. Great Missenden railway station serves the town of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, as well as the villages of Prestwood, Little Hampden and Little Missenden. ... Chiltern Railways is a train operating company in England. ...


Bus services, run by Arriva Shires & Essex, run to High Wycombe in one direction, and Great Missenden and Chesham in the other. Arriva Shires & Essex is one of many private operators of London Buses. ... High Wycombe in the UK High Wycombe, (previously Chepping Wycombe or Chipping Wycombe as late as 1911[1]) South Buckinghamshire, is 29 miles (46. ... Great Missenden is a village in the valley of the river Misbourne in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire between Amersham and Wendover. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Trivia

Roald Dahl used to live in nearby Great Missenden. It is thought that the "Trunchbull" in Matilda is based on one of Prestwood Infant School's old headmistresses. Roald Dahl (IPA: ) (September 13, 1916 – November 23, 1990) was a British novelist and short story author of Norwegian descent, famous as a writer for both children and adults. ... Great Missenden is a village in the valley of the river Misbourne in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire between Amersham and Wendover. ... Matilda is a novel by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. ...


During the 19th Century Prestwood was famous for its cherry orchards and parties of Londoners would travel out to the area during the spring to view the blossoms.


Chequers, the country residence of the Prime Minister, is a few miles north of the village. Current Prime Minister Tony Blair often brings his family to the Great Missenden Catholic church in Great Missenden at the weekends. Chequers, or Chequers Court, is a large house to the south east of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England, that sits at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. ... The Prime Minister is in practice the most important political office in the United Kingdom. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the UK Labour Party, and Member of the UK Parliament...


The Prestwood Village Hall was opened in 1928 by the Countess of Macclesfield.


The village is also well known for its family run dairy, Wren Davis, which delivers produce to many houses in the local area.


  Results from FactBites:
 
Prestwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1002 words)
The bulk of the land and the chapel in Prestwood belonged to Stoke Mandeville parish as it was once the property of the Mandeville family.
Prestwood continued to grow in area and population throughout the early part of the 20th century.
There are three primary schools in Prestwood: Prestwood Infant School, for 4-8 year olds; Prestwood Junior School, for 8-11 year olds, and Prestwood Lodge School, a special needs school for children from the age of 11-16.
Prestwood Software Home Page (779 words)
Whether you need a single developer or a team for a task or project, consider Prestwood.
Prestwood Boards Our "boards" oriented version of our online community.
Prestwood Software Development Process (PSDP) is a proven process that features scalability and flexibility geared toward managing the development of software systems, applications, components, web sites, and web applications.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m