West Bletchley is a district and civil parish that covers the western part of Bletchley; a constituent town of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England. The parish includes part of Bletchley which is south of Standing Way (A421), west of the West Coast Main Line, and north of Water Eaton Brook. (The remainder of Bletchley is combined with Fenny Stratford to form the parish of Bletchley and Fenny Stratford).
The main house at Bletchley Park
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- Church Green
- Bletchley Park
Most districts of West Bletchley parish are residential, but the district of Bletchley Park is important enough to be summarised here.
Borough Council wardsEdit
West Bletchley is split between two electoral wards for representation to Milton Keynes Council. Far Bletchley and the golf course area is in the Whaddon Ward (which, despite its name and proximity, does not include Whaddon, Buckinghamshire in Aylesbury Vale); the remainder of the parish is in the Bletchley and Fenny Stratford ward.
Within the West Bletchley parish, in the Church Green district, is Bletchley Park. During the Second World War, this district was home to the Government Code and Cypher School. The German Enigma code was cracked here by, amongst others, Alan Turing. Another cipher machine was solved with the aid of early computing devices, known as a Colossus. Bletchley Park is now a museum, although many areas of the park grounds have been sold off for housing development.
Children in the area attend a number of primary schools which include: Milton Keynes Preparatory School, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School, Holne Chase Primary School, White Spire School, Rickley Park Primary School and Chestnuts Primary School.
- Bletchley and Fenny Stratford, the other civil parish for 'greater Bletchley'.
- Edward Legg, Early History of Bletchley Park 1235–1937; Bletchley Park Trust Historic Guides series, No. 1, 1999