Wicken, Northamptonshire, MK19 6BU

Wicken, Northamptonshire, MK19 6BU

Date of visit: 21st February 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wicken is a village and civil parish in the English county of Northamptonshire. It is about one mile north of the A422 road between Milton Keynes and Buckingham and forms part of South Northamptonshire district. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish’s population was 299 people, reducing slightly to 295 at the 2011 Census.

The modern Name of Wicken dates from the 1587 union of the two manors. The names of the two earlier villages derive from the name of respective land lords. The wealthier Wick Dive takes its name from William de Dive, who acquired it in 1242, while Wick Hamon derives from the de Hamon family, who held the estate in the 12th century.

The Wick portion is either derived from the Saxon Word Wick for farm, or the Roman ‘vicus’, for settlement, often associated with an adjacent Roman garrison, farm or centre of industry. This is the most likely origin of the name here.


Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode MK19 6BU
Location – OS Grid Ref: 474709. 239474
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.048634, -0.911996
Location – Northing / Westing 52°02’55.1″N 0°54’43.2″W