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Taplow, Buckinghamshire

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Taplow, Buckinghamshire

Taplow is a village and civil parish within South Bucks district in Buckinghamshire, England. It sits on the east bank of the River Thames facing Maidenhead on the opposite bank. Taplow railway station is situated near the A4 south of the village. The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Tæppa's barrow'; the Anglo-Saxon burial mound of Taeppa can still be visited. Taplow was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Thapeslau.
DistrictSouth Bucks
Post townMaidenhead
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSU9182
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01628
Population1,584
 

Other names by which Taplow, Buckinghamshire has been known in the past

Thapeslau

Taplow, Buckinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Taplow, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Bucks, on river Thames, 1½ mile NE. of Maidenhead and 4 miles NW. of Slough, 1762 ac., pop. 1063; P.O.; the Taplow Paper Works are here; Taplow Court was formerly the seat of the Earl of Orkney.

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