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Gayhurst, Milton Keynes

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Gayhurst, Milton Keynes

Gayhurst is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, ceremonial Buckinghamshire in England. It is about two and a half miles NNW of Newport Pagnell. The village name is an Old English language word meaning 'wooded hill where goats are kept'. In the Domesday Book in 1086 it was recorded as Gateherst. At that time the manor was owned by Bishop Odo of Bayeux.
Administrative CountyMilton Keynes
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP8446
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley

Other names by which Gayhurst, Milton Keynes has been known in the past

Gaythurst ~ Gothurst ~ Gateherst

Gayhurst, Milton Keynes in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Gayhurst, par., N. Bucks, on river Ouse, 2½ miles NW. of Newport Pagnell, 1012 ac., pop. 91; contains Gayhurst House, a Tudor mansion, once the property of Sir Everard Digby (1581-1606) of the Gunpowder Plot, now seat of the Earl of Carrington.

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