Hyde Heath is a village in the parish of Little Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located in the Chiltern Hills, near Little Missenden.
The hamlet name refers to the value of the estate that once stood there. The heath was valued at the price of one hide, an amount of land enough to support one free family and its dependents.
Currently there is a primary school, nursing home "Rayners," a pub and restaurant "The Plough," a Village Hall & Shop and a car mechanics garage "Heath Motors".
Hyde Heath is also host to one of the largest village fetes in the country, held in May of each year. It incorporates many traditional games and stalls and a dog show, as well as various displays (such as falconry and acrobatic demonstrations from the local school), tea and coffees, a large BBQ and ice cream stand, and an ever-popular Classic Car Display.
Also there is the annual Hyde Heath Beer Festival held on the village Green in June.
Spindles Farm, located in Hyde Heath, was in the news in 2008 due to a case of animal cruelty relating to horses.
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