Browns Wood

Browns Wood

Coordinates: 52°01′00″N 0°42′01″W / 52.0166°N 0.7002°W / 52.0166; -0.7002


Population 11,923
OS grid reference SP854388
Civil parish Walton
Unitary authority Milton Keynes
Ceremonial county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district MK7
Dialling code 01908
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Milton Keynes South
List of places

Walton (historically) was a hamlet that is now a district and civil parish in Milton Keynes, ceremonial Buckinghamshire, England. The name is also used for a local government electoral ward.

The historic hamlet is located about four miles south of Central Milton Keynes and just east of Simpson, mostly along Walton Road in the modern Walnut Tree district. The modern H9 Groveway grid road severs a few of its houses into Walton Hall and the V10 Brickhill Street separates the Manor Farm into Walton grid square, where it was previously a research centre for Hoechst and is now the UK headquarters of MSD Animal Health.

The village name is a common one in England, and is an Old English language word, meaning either 'village of the Britons' (wale being a word meaning Briton) or 'walled village'. The village is first recorded (in the 12th century) as Wauton

The manor house of the village, (Walton Hall) and its chapel of ease, now deconsecrated, are in the campus grounds of The Open University, in the Walton Hall district.

Read more about Browns Wood:  Modern Walton, Walton Civil Parish, Walton Park Electoral Ward, ONS Urban Sub-Areas

Famous quotes containing the word wood:

    There are enough fagots and waste wood of all kinds in the forests of most of our towns to support many fires, but which at present warm none, and, some think, hinder the growth of the young wood.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)