Cox Green, Berkshire

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Cox Green
Lillibrooke Manor - geograph.org.uk - 1899392.jpg
Lillibrooke Manor
Cox Green is located in Berkshire
Cox Green
Cox Green
Location within Berkshire
Population 7,203 (2001)
7,505 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SU8679
Civil parish
  • Cox Green
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MAIDENHEAD
Postcode district SL6
Dialling code 01628
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Berkshire
51°30′29″N 0°44′31″W / 51.508°N 0.742°W / 51.508; -0.742Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 0°44′31″W / 51.508°N 0.742°W / 51.508; -0.742

Cox Green is a civil parish in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire. It is a large suburb of Maidenhead with most of its housing west of the A404(M) Maidenhead bypass and south of the A4 road. The remainder of this area is rural. The parish has an urban boundary with Woodlands Park to the southwest and a rural boundary with White Waltham parish to the west.

History

The original village was ecclesiastically a hamlet under Bray church that had a nucleus by Cox Green Lane, Cox Green Road and Norden Road, south of the railway (see map of 1945 here). Parts of this are now outside the current parish boundary. The second half of the 20th Century saw a rapid expansion of housing, including Woodlands Park to the west, and Cox Green is now part of the wider urban area of Maidenhead.[2][3]

Geography

Cox Green has a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on the South border of the village, called Great Thrift Wood[4]

Amenities and listed buildings

Schools in the area include Lowbrook School and Wessex Primary School, both catering for ages up to eleven Year 6 and Cox Green School, for children aged 11–18. Cox Green School shares a site with the adjacent Community Centre on Highfield Road, providing such local facilities as a library and both indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Additional leisure facilities exist at Ockwells Park, where as well as sports fields, an open park and a local nature reserve, there is a well-stocked outdoor children's play area, and an indoor soft-play area and cafe.[5]

The parish church, Church of the Good Shepherd, is in the Community Centre in Highfield Road.

The oldest building in the parish is Ockwells Manor by Ockwells park which once belonged to it.

A Roman Villa was discovered from aerial photographs in the 1950s and was fully excavated in 1959 in advance of the building of the present housing estate.[6]

Nearest places

Maidenhead (town centre) 3 miles, Reading, Berkshire 12 miles, Windsor 8 miles

References

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  2. ^ P.H. Ditchfield and William Page (eds) (1923). "The hundred of Bray: Introduction and map". A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 24 November 2014.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ P.H. Ditchfield and William Page (eds) (1923). "Bray with the borough of Maidenhead: Introduction, borough and manors". A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 24 November 2014.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Magic Map Application". Magic.defra.gov.uk. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  5. ^ The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (2 December 2012). "Ockwells Park | Maidenhead Parks and Open Spaces | The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead". .rbwm.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Cox Green Roman Villa". Royal Berkshire History.

External links

Media related to Cox Green, Berkshire at Wikimedia Commons

  • [1] - Cox Green Parish Council web site
  • Wessex Primary School - School web site


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