Hedgerley is a village and civil parish in South Bucks district in Buckinghamshire, England. The parish is centred 3 miles (4.8 km) south-east of Beaconsfield and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south-west of Gerrards Cross. The parish has incorporated the formerly separate parish of Hedgerley Dean since 1934 (which was once a hamlet in parish of Farnham Royal).
Saint Mary the Virgin parish church
Cottages in Hedgerley
|Area||6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi)|
|Population||873 (2011 census including Jordans)|
|• Density||128/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Architecture and geographyEdit
Situated in the foothills of the Chiltern Hills, Hedgerley is a linear layout of red-brick and timber-framed cottages, amongst which Victoria Cottages date from the 16th century. It is bounded to the north by the M40 motorway.
The old Quaker House on the northern edge of the village dates from 1487.
In film, fiction and the mediaEdit
The 1953 British film Genevieve was shot on roads around Pinewood Studios and the couples stop for a “hair of the dog” at the old (now demolished) One Pin pub with Genevive seen driving down Hedgerley Hill as well as actors John Gregson and Dinah Sheridan filmed in Collinswood Road.
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The village's most notable resident was the infamous Judge Jeffreys (1645–89).
A few fields in the parish are called the sea fields as in spring they become full with bluebells.
- Key Statistics: Dwellings; Quick Statistics: Population Density; Physical Environment: Land Use Survey 2005
- A Vision of Britain through Time: Relationships / unit history of Hedgerley Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
- Oxford Dictionary of Place Names[clarification needed]
- Pevsner, 1973, page 160
Media related to Hedgerley at Wikimedia Commons