Bledlow Ridge

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Bledlow Ridge
Bledlow Ridge from hill above Slough Bottom Farm - - 527531.jpg
Bledlow Ridge
Bledlow Ridge is located in Buckinghamshire
Bledlow Ridge
Bledlow Ridge
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population940 (2004)
OS grid referenceSU798976
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHP14
Dialling code01494
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°40′17″N 0°50′51″W / 51.671515°N 0.847433°W / 51.671515; -0.847433Coordinates: 51°40′17″N 0°50′51″W / 51.671515°N 0.847433°W / 51.671515; -0.847433

Bledlow Ridge is a village in the civil parish of Bledlow-cum-Saunderton in Buckinghamshire, England.[1][2] In 2004, 940 people lived there. It is in the Chiltern Hills, about 4 miles SSW of Princes Risborough and on the road between the High Wycombe and Chinnor.

The hamlet was first in the ecclesiastical parish of Bledlow. It became separate in 1868 when the new chapel, dedicated to St Paul, was constructed.

As is common with other similar villages in the Chiltern Hills, properties have become increasingly in demand due to its location and the improvement in rail connections and road connections to London. It has a recently refurbished village shop, The Country Store (formerly the "Kedai"), and a local school, Bledlow Ridge School. Bledlow Ridge has a number of clubs, such as 'Bridge', a youth club and a cricket club. As well as the corner shop, there is also an Equestrian Centre, park, tennis courts and a cricket pitch the 'Bledlow Ridge Cricket Club' owns. Yoesden, south of Chinnor Road, is a nature reserve the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust manages.

Notable residents[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 165 Aylesbury & Leighton Buzzard (Thame & Berkhamsted) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229163.
  2. "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.

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