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Dorney, Buckinghamshire

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Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Dorney is a village and civil parish within South Bucks district in Buckinghamshire, England, and about 2.5 miles west of Eton. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 713. The village name is Old English and also Old German ("Dorn"and "Aue") and means "thorny floodplain". This refers to the fact that it was once a patch of hard ground in the middle of a marshy bog, though with modern farming methods the marshland has more or less disappeared.
DistrictSouth Bucks
Post townWINDSOR
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSU9379
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
Population713 (2001)

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


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

Dorney, par., Bucks, 2½ miles NW. of Eton, 1560 ac. (23 water), pop. 319; P.O.; contains Dorney Court.

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