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Iver is a large civil parish in Buckinghamshire, England. In addition to the central clustered village, the parish includes the residential neighbourhoods of Iver Heath and Richings Park.

Iver

Iver's three similar settlements form a jointly administered community. Footpaths run to the Colne Valley regional park, the train station and branch into the Chiltern Hills, London and the London Loop.
Iver
Location within Buckinghamshire
Area20.1 km2 (7.8 sq mi)
Population11,119 (2011)
Density553/km2 (1,430/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ0381
Civil parish
  • Iver
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townIVER
Postcode districtSL0
Dialling code01753
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51°31′16″N0°30′25″W /51.521°N 0.507°W /51.521; -0.507Coordinates: 51°31′16″N0°30′25″W /51.521°N 0.507°W /51.521; -0.507

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Part of the 43-square-mile Colne Valley regional park, with woods, lakes and land by the Grand Union Canal. Most of the open land is classified as Metropolitan Green Belt.

Surrounding the Ivers are neighbouring villages and towns of Fulmer, Denham, Gerrards Cross and Wexham. Also nearby are, Langley in Berkshire and Uxbridge and West Drayton in Hillingdon.

The Ivers are well connected, with public transport and motorway links.

Nearest motorway links are Junction 15 and 16 M25 motorway, Junction 4 and 5 M4 motorway, including the Thorney Interchange, whereby to the North of the Ivers is Junction 1 M40 motorway as well as the A40, which is parallel to the M40.

With the Great Western Main line and soon Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) passing through Iver, Richings Park and Thorney are less than 0.5 miles (0.80 km) from Iver railway station, with Langley railway station and Uxbridge tube station nearby.

Two significant employers in the parish are the Ridgeway trading and warehousing estate in Richings Park and Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath.

In the Domesday Book of 1086 the whole area was recorded as Evreham or homestead by the brow of a hill and it was in the possession of a man called Robert Doiley.

Postcard of Iver Village

In 1351 the area was granted a Royal charter to hold a weekly market. This charter was confirmed 110 years later in 1461.

Iver

Iver village on the Uxbridge to Langley road has a pre-Domesday foundation and Neolithic pottery fragments and other artefacts have been discovered. The village church has shards of a Saxon window, and elements dating from the 15th century, 16th century and 17th century can be seen. The village has numerous houses from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Iver Heath

Iver Heath is the location of Heatherden Hall, a Victorian estate with spectacular grounds. It was purchased by Lt. Col. Grant Morden, a Canadian financier, who transformed the mansion by adding a huge ballroom and Turkish bath. During the 1930s it became a retreat and private meeting place for politicians and diplomats. The agreement to form the Irish Free State was signed at Heatherden Hall. The Church of St Margaret was built in 1862. Iver Heath itself is centred on a triangle of roads. The village post office is on the Slough Road to the south, while a parade of shops used to be found along Church Road to the north. Slough Road and Church Road are connected by Bangors Road North to the east.

Richings Park

Richings Park was once the estate of Lord Bathurst. Richings Park mansion, very briefly the home of RAF Bomber Command, was destroyed during World War II, and its site is now a residential area with its own shopping facilities. The cellars of the house are still visible in fields now overlooking the M4.

Black Park adjoins the Pinewood Studio complex. It has a lake that extends over 13 acres (5.3 ha). Due to its proximity to Pinewood Studios, Black Park was used for outdoor sequences in some of Hammer's Dracula films, a number of Carry On films, the Gerry Anderson Sci Fi series UFO and in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger.

To the south, Black Park is separated from Langley Park by the A412 / Uxbridge Road. Langley Park covers 130 acres (0.53 km2) and is known for its rhododendron and azalea-filled Temple Gardens.

There's also a viewpoint whereby Windsor Castle can be seen in the midst.

Main article: Pinewood Studios

Pinewood Studios is a major British film studio to the immediate west of the developed land of Iver Heath, which is in all other respects residential. The studios have hosted many productions from blockbuster films to UK television shows, commercials and pop music promos. The Superman and James Bond film franchises have used the film studios which provides tours of its museum.

Pinewood was built on the estate of Heatherden Hall, a large, attractive Victorian house with spectacular grounds. The Pinewood estate had previously been purchased by Lt. Col. Grant Morden, a Canadian financier and MP for Brentford and Chiswick. He spent a fortune transforming the mansion into a showpiece home, adding refinements such as a huge ballroom, a Turkish bath and an indoor squash court. Due to its seclusion, the house was used as a discreet meeting place for high-ranking politicians and diplomats. Here the agreement for the Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed. When Grant Morden died in 1934 the estate was purchased at auction by Charles Boot, who had recently inherited a large construction firm from his father, Henry Boot, who died in 1931. Within twelve months Charles had formed a partnership with J. Arthur Rank, who transformed the mansion into the office building for a film studio complex. He based his new studios on the latest Hollywood designs of that era. Charles Boot named the complex Pinewood Film Studios, a reference to the many pine trees in the area. The entrance to the studio is on Pinewood Road.

Iver Heath Drama Club

Established by John Hargreaves in 1948, the Iver Heath Drama Club contributed to the construction of the current village hall. The group puts on plays and pantomimes. In 2008, it celebrated 60 years by performing The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

As of May 2014, the club has over 40 regularly active members who are aged between six and eighty years of age. The club is run by volunteers using a not-for-profit charitable framework and is funded entirely by profits from shows, membership fees and donations. The members come from the Iver area and are from a wide array of backgrounds and abilities.

In March 2014 Matthew Streuli, the then Vice-Chairman of the club, was presented with a Runner-up Community Champion Award by the Chairman of South Bucks District Council, Councillor Santokh Chhokar.

Since 2008, Pinewood has been the club's main sponsor. Pinewood Studios Group has helped with rent and co-funded the 60th birthday pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, which played to over 300 people in January 2009. It was co-sponsored by South Bucks District Council. The 2014 Pantomime was Cinderella which over the course of six shows was seen by almost 500 people.

The Evreham Sports Centre

The Sports Centre is based in Iver, which is in the south of the District. The centre is run by Greenwich Leisure Limited. Facilities include a multi purpose sports hall, dance studio, lounge (with adjoining kitchen), sunbed, outdoor floodlit synthetic surface pitch, grass soccer pitches and a changing facility and fitness suite with equipment including a nautilus tread climber. The fitness suite contains pieces of equipment designed to be accessible to those persons with limited mobility.

Evreham Adult Learning Centre

Adjacent to the Sports Centre on the border of Iver Heath and Iver, this facility is a former secondary school which hosts independent and Council-run events and courses. These include Zumba, Slimming World, Pottery, Guitar and Woodwork. The venue also hosts the Tiny Toes Nursery and a Youth Centre.

2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005
Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other Usual residents km2
Civil parish 1462 1720 569 377 43 11119 20.09
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31 16 N 0 30 25 W 51 521 N 0 507 W 51 521 0 507 Contents 1 Geography transport and economy 2 History 2 1 Iver 2 2 Iver Heath 2 3 Richings Park 3 Black Park Country Park amp Langley Park Country Park 4 Pinewood Studios 5 Activities and facilities 5 1 Iver Heath Drama Club 5 2 The Evreham Sports Centre 5 3 Evreham Adult Learning Centre 6 Demography 7 Notable people 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksGeography transport and economy EditPart of the 43 square mile Colne Valley regional park with woods lakes and land by the Grand Union Canal Most of the open land is classified as Metropolitan Green Belt Surrounding the Ivers are neighbouring villages and towns of Fulmer Denham Gerrards Cross and Wexham Also nearby are Langley in Berkshire and Uxbridge and West Drayton in Hillingdon The Ivers are well connected with public transport and motorway links Nearest motorway links are Junction 15 and 16 M25 motorway Junction 4 and 5 M4 motorway including the Thorney Interchange whereby to the North of the Ivers is Junction 1 M40 motorway as well as the A40 which is parallel to the M40 With the Great Western Main line and soon Crossrail Elizabeth Line passing through Iver Richings Park and Thorney are less than 0 5 miles 0 80 km from Iver railway station with Langley railway station and Uxbridge tube station nearby Two significant employers in the parish are the Ridgeway trading and warehousing estate in Richings Park and Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath History EditIn the Domesday Book of 1086 the whole area was recorded as Evreham or homestead by the brow of a hill and it was in the possession of a man called Robert Doiley Postcard of Iver Village In 1351 the area was granted a Royal charter to hold a weekly market This charter was confirmed 110 years later in 1461 Iver Edit Iver village on the Uxbridge to Langley road has a pre Domesday foundation and Neolithic pottery fragments and other artefacts have been discovered The village church has shards of a Saxon window and elements dating from the 15th century 16th century and 17th century can be seen The village has numerous houses from the 16th and 17th centuries Iver Heath Edit Iver Heath is the location of Heatherden Hall a Victorian estate with spectacular grounds It was purchased by Lt Col Grant Morden a Canadian financier who transformed the mansion by adding a huge ballroom and Turkish bath During the 1930s it became a retreat and private meeting place for politicians and diplomats The agreement to form the Irish Free State was signed at Heatherden Hall The Church of St Margaret was built in 1862 Iver Heath itself is centred on a triangle of roads The village post office is on the Slough Road to the south while a parade of shops used to be found along Church Road to the north Slough Road and Church Road are connected by Bangors Road North to the east Richings Park Edit Richings Park was once the estate of Lord Bathurst Richings Park mansion very briefly the home of RAF Bomber Command was destroyed during World War II and its site is now a residential area with its own shopping facilities The cellars of the house are still visible in fields now overlooking the M4 Black Park Country Park amp Langley Park Country Park EditBlack Park adjoins the Pinewood Studio complex It has a lake that extends over 13 acres 5 3 ha 2 Due to its proximity to Pinewood Studios Black Park was used for outdoor sequences in some of Hammer s Dracula films a number of Carry On films the Gerry Anderson Sci Fi series UFO and in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger To the south Black Park is separated from Langley Park by the A412 Uxbridge Road Langley Park covers 130 acres 0 53 km2 and is known for its rhododendron and azalea filled Temple Gardens There s also a viewpoint whereby Windsor Castle can be seen in the midst Pinewood Studios EditMain article Pinewood Studios Pinewood Studios is a major British film studio to the immediate west of the developed land of Iver Heath which is in all other respects residential The studios have hosted many productions from blockbuster films to UK television shows commercials and pop music promos The Superman and James Bond film franchises have used the film studios which provides tours of its museum Pinewood was built on the estate of Heatherden Hall a large attractive Victorian house with spectacular grounds The Pinewood estate had previously been purchased by Lt Col Grant Morden a Canadian financier and MP for Brentford and Chiswick He spent a fortune transforming the mansion into a showpiece home adding refinements such as a huge ballroom a Turkish bath and an indoor squash court Due to its seclusion the house was used as a discreet meeting place for high ranking politicians and diplomats Here the agreement for the Anglo Irish Treaty was signed When Grant Morden died in 1934 the estate was purchased at auction by Charles Boot who had recently inherited a large construction firm from his father Henry Boot who died in 1931 Within twelve months Charles had formed a partnership with J Arthur Rank who transformed the mansion into the office building for a film studio complex He based his new studios on the latest Hollywood designs of that era Charles Boot named the complex Pinewood Film Studios a reference to the many pine trees in the area The entrance to the studio is on Pinewood Road Activities and facilities EditIver Heath Drama Club Edit Established by John Hargreaves in 1948 the Iver Heath Drama Club contributed to the construction of the current village hall The group puts on plays and pantomimes In 2008 it celebrated 60 years by performing The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe 3 As of May 2014 the club has over 40 regularly active members who are aged between six and eighty years of age The club is run by volunteers using a not for profit charitable framework and is funded entirely by profits from shows membership fees and donations The members come from the Iver area and are from a wide array of backgrounds and abilities 3 In March 2014 Matthew Streuli the then Vice Chairman of the club was presented with a Runner up Community Champion Award by the Chairman of South Bucks District Council Councillor Santokh Chhokar 4 Since 2008 Pinewood has been the club s main sponsor Pinewood Studios Group has helped with rent and co funded the 60th birthday pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk which played to over 300 people in January 2009 It was co sponsored by South Bucks District Council The 2014 Pantomime was Cinderella which over the course of six shows was seen by almost 500 people 5 The Evreham Sports Centre Edit The Sports Centre is based in Iver which is in the south of the District The centre is run by Greenwich Leisure Limited Facilities include a multi purpose sports hall dance studio lounge with adjoining kitchen sunbed outdoor floodlit synthetic surface pitch grass soccer pitches and a changing facility and fitness suite with equipment including a nautilus tread climber The fitness suite contains pieces of equipment designed to be accessible to those persons with limited mobility Evreham Adult Learning Centre Edit Adjacent to the Sports Centre on the border of Iver Heath and Iver this facility is a former secondary school which hosts independent and Council run events and courses These include Zumba Slimming World Pottery Guitar and Woodwork The venue also hosts the Tiny Toes Nursery and a Youth Centre 6 Demography Edit2011 Published Statistics Population home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment surveyed in 2005 1 Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other Usual residents km2Civil parish 1462 1720 569 377 43 11119 20 09Notable people EditPrince Edward Duke of Kent member of the British royal family lived at Coppins Iver 1935 1972 Prince Michael of Kent Edward s younger brother was born in Iver 7 Princess Victoria 1868 1935 daughter of Edward VII lived in Iver 1925 1935 8 Charles Richard Fairey Founder of Fairey aviation the Fairey factory based in West London creators of the Swordfish The family lived at Woodlands aka Elk Meadows in Iver Heath John Fairey 1935 2009 aviator son of Charles Fairey founder of the Fairey Aviation Company was born in Iver 9 James Gambier 1756 1833 notorious admiral of the Royal Navy lived in Iver his gardener invented the modern day pansy 10 Julian Haviland born 1930 former Political Editor of both ITN and The Times newspaper was born in Iver Heath Brian Muir sculptor of Darth Vader s helmet and armour and the Stormtrooper armour in Star Wars lives in Iver 11 John Nash 1893 1977 painter of landscape and still life grew up in Iver 12 Paul Nash WW1 and WW2 War Artist older brother of John Nash buried in Langley in family plot David Seaman Former England goalkeeper lived in Iver Chris Finnegan 1944 2009 British professional boxer of Irish descent born in Iver Kevin Finnegan 1948 2008 British professional boxer of Irish descent born in Iver Paul Bede Johnson CBE born 2 November 1928 is an English journalist historian speechwriter and author While associated with the political left in his early career he is now a conservative popular historian Lived in Iver Daniel Johnson born 26 August 1957 is a British journalist who is the founding editor of Standpoint lived in Iver Luke Oliver Johnson born 2 February 1962 is a British serial entrepreneur best known for his involvement with Pizza Express He is a former chairman of the Royal Society of Arts and Channel 4 Lived in Iver Sid James 1913 1976 South African born British actor and comedian Lived at Delaford Park Iver Oli White born 26 January 1995 is an English YouTuber actor and author born in Iver Matty Cash is an English football player who grew up in the village He currently is playing football for Aston Villa Linford Christie is a British sprinter who lived in Iver See also EditList of civil parishes in EnglandReferences Edit a b Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 census Accessed 2 February 2013 Explore georeferenced maps Map images National Library of Scotland maps nls uk Retrieved 20 February 2020 a b Iver Heath Drama Club South Bucks District Council Website IHDC Newsletter Buckinghamshire Adult Learning Prince and Princess Michael of Kent The Official Website of the British Monarchy Retrieved 3 February 2012 Introduction Ralph Hancock Retrieved 3 February 2012 Obituary Captain John Fairey telegraph co uk The Daily Telegraph 23 July 2009 Retrieved 3 February 2012 The Gentleman s magazine Volume 103 Part 1 1833 p 559 Retrieved 3 February 2012 Interview with Brian Muir Retrieved 3 February 2012 Nash John Biography The Bookroom Art Press Archived from the original on 22 July 2012 Retrieved 3 February 2012 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Iver South Bucks District Council Iver Parish Council Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Iver amp oldid 1092104603 Geography transport and economy, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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