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Beachampton is a village and civil parish beside the River Great Ouse in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. The village is about 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Buckingham and a similar distance west of Milton Keynes.

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Beachampton. - - 881491.jpg
Parish church of the Assumption
Beachampton is located in Buckinghamshire
Beachampton shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 184 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SP7737
Civil parish
  • Beachampton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Milton Keynes
Postcode district MK19
Dialling code 01908
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°01′30″N 0°52′30″W / 52.025°N 0.875°W / 52.025; -0.875Coordinates: 52°01′30″N 0°52′30″W / 52.025°N 0.875°W / 52.025; -0.875

The village toponym is derived from the Old English for "home farm by a stream". In the Domesday Book of 1086 it was recorded as Bechentone.[2]

There is no documentary evidence for the tradition that Hall Farm in Beachampton was the home of Catherine Parr when she was married to King Henry VIII.[3]

Parts of the village stand on high ground, but most of the village is prone to regular flooding by the stream that runs through the village, a tributary of the River Ouse.

The family name "Beachampton" originates in this village, and was first recorded in manorial records in 1175 when Osmer de Beachampton was a tenant here.

The oldest prts of the Church of England parish church of the Assumption of St Mary the Virgin date from 14th century.[3] The Gothic Revival architect G.E. Street rebuilt upper part of the bell-tower in 1873-74.[4]


  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
  2. ^ Page, 1927, page 149
  3. ^ a b Page, 1927, pages 149-153
  4. ^ Pevsner, 1973, page 61


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