Coordinates: 52°01′00″N 0°42′01″W / 52.0166°N 0.7002°W / 52.0166; -0.7002
|OS grid reference||SP854388|
|Unitary authority||Milton Keynes|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||MILTON KEYNES|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Milton Keynes South|
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.
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 (18171862)