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Datchet, Windsor and Maidenhead

Datchet is an English Thameside village and civil parish situated in the unitary authority of Windsor and Maidenhead in the county of Berkshire. It was transferred to Berkshire from Buckinghamshire in 1974. The village developed particularly because of its close proximity to Windsor and the ferry service which connected the main London road to Windsor across the River Thames. The service was eventually replaced with numerous bridges across the river.
Post townSLOUGH
Administrative CountyWindsor and Maidenhead
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSU9877
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityRoyal Berkshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01753
Population4,646 (2001)
 

Other names by which Datchet, Windsor and Maidenhead has been known in the past

Daceta

Datchet, Windsor and Maidenhead in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Datchet, par. and vil. with ry. sta., S. Bucks, on river Thames, 2 miles E. of Windsor, 1387 ac. (42 water), pop. 1202; P.O., T.O.; one of the scenes in the Merry Wives of Windsor is laid at Datchet Mead.

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