Taplow

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Taplow
Buckinghamshire
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St Nicholas, Taplow
Location
Grid reference: SU910822
Location: 51°31’53"N, 0°41’14"W
Data
Population: 1,584  (2001)
Post town: Maidenhead
Postcode: SL6
Dialling code: 01628
Local Government
Council: South Bucks
Parliamentary
constituency:
Beaconsfield

Taplow is a prosperous village in Buckinghamshire. It stands in the very south of the county, on the north bank of the River Thames facing Maidenhead on the opposite bank in Berkshire.

The village name is Old English in origin, and means 'Tæppa's hill'; the Anglo-Saxon burial mound of Taeppa can still be visited. Taplow was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Thapeslau.

Taplow Court nearby is also the site of an early Iron Age hill fort.[1][2]

William Grenfell, 1st Baron Desborough lived at Taplow Court.[3] Nearby is Cliveden, former home of Nancy Astor.

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References

  1. Bucks Archeological Service Historic Environment Resource Assessment
  2. Hart, Jonothan; Mc Sloy, E. R. (2011). "A Late Prehistoric Hilltop Settlement and Other Excavations Along the Taplow and Dorney Water Pipeline". Records of Buckinghamshire (Buckinghamshire Archeological Society) 51. 
  3. Christopher Winn, I Never Knew That About the River Thames (Random House, 2010) ISBN 0-09-193357-9 p.138