Coordinates: 52°00′45″N 0°37′43″W / 52.0126, -0.6285
Aspley Guise

Bedfordshire UK location map
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Aspley Guise

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OS grid reference SP942359
    - London  48 miles (77 km) 
Unitary authority Central Bedfordshire
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district MK17
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places: UK • England • Bedfordshire

Aspley Guise is a village and civil parish located in central Bedfordshire, England. It is just over the county border from Woburn Sands in the Borough of Milton Keynes and about 6 miles (9.7 km) by road to Milton Keynes Centre and 1 mile (1.6 km) to the M1 London to Yorkshire motorway junction 13.

Notable buildingsEdit

The Rookery, a secluded Victorian mansion in Church Street was used by intelligence operatives during the Second World War, for black propaganda against Germany controlled by Sefton Delmer[1].

It has three historic houses of note: Aspley House, Guise House and the Old House. The former was built in 1695 in the style of Christopher Wren and altered circa 1750 and again later. In the eighteenth century Guise House and its grounds were home to Aspley Classical Academy, a school said to rival Eton and Harrow. The Old House is timbered and dates from 1575 with some Georgian alterations.

The village has many charming examples of early Georgian architecture. The Parish Church is dedicated to St Botolph.

The village is served by Aspley Guise railway station, a small station on the Marston Vale Line running between Bedford and Bletchley on the [[West Coast Main Line.

The name derives from "Aspelia De Guise" meaning the aspen clearing of the De Guise family.

'Aspley Guise triangle'Edit

The 'Aspley Guise triangle' is an area of farmland bounded by the A421 to the north and north-east and the Marston Vale line to the south (which separates it from Aspley Guise proper) and Cranfield Road to the west. It has been designated as such in expansion plans for Milton Keynes, as it would be served by the railway station. In the ministerial ruling on the plan, this area was excluded on the technicality that it is not part of the South East of England Region, though with a hint that it might appear again in an East of England regional spatial strategy.[2]

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