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Burnham, Buckinghamshire

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Burnham, Buckinghamshire

Burnham is a village and civil parish that lies north of the River Thames in the South Bucks District of Buckinghamshire, and sits on the border with Berkshire, between the towns of Maidenhead and Slough. It is served by Burnham railway station in the west of Slough on the main line between London and Reading. The M4 motorway passes through the south of the parish. The village name is Old English in origin, and means 'homestead on a stream'.
DistrictSouth Bucks
Post townSLOUGH
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSU9282
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01628
Population11,512 (2001)

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

Huntercombe ~ Burneham

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

Burnham, par., township, and vil., SE. Bucks, 2½ miles NE. of Maidenhead -- par., 6866 ac., pop. 2356; township, 6383 ac., pop. 2241; P.O., T.O.; contains Burnham Grove and Burnham House; also the remains of an abbey, founded in 1165. Burnham Beeches (in this par.), part of an ancient forest, is a tract of nearly 600 ac., which has been acquired for the public us.

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