Simpson, Milton Keynes
Simpson is a village and civil parish in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. It was one of the former villages of Buckinghamshire that was included in the New City in 1967. It is located south of the centre, just north of Fenny Stratford, near Walton. It is the only parish of this name in the United Kingdom, (although there is a hamlet called Simpson in the parish of Nolton and Roche in Wales).
In the mid 19th century the village was described as "in appearance, one of the most wretched of many miserable villages in the county". This was due to the author's approach to the village being blocked in the winter time by a ford 200 yards wide, and three feet deep. This ford was fixed in the 1860s when the road was raised by three and a half feet by Charles Warren, the owner of Simpson House.
Ashland was best known for the original Milton Keynes Greyhound Stadium, a greyhound racing track. It had been running since the 1960s but was demolished in 2006 to make way for new housing developments. The track was to be relocated to Elfield Park near the National Bowl but has yet to materialise.
This tiny district, logically part of the Denbigh grid-square but severed from it by the A5 dual carriageway, is mostly undeveloped as of mid-2011. The only development there to that date is the national headquarters and commissary for Domino's Pizza, UK.
- Parishes in Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Council.
- 'Parishes : Simpson' – Victoria History of the Counties of England, A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 4 (1927), pp. 458-462. Date accessed: 30 January 2012.
- Sheahan, James Joseph, "History and Topography of Buckinghamshire", published in 1862