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Simpson is a village and civil parish in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. It was one of the former villages of Buckinghamshire that was included in the New City in 1967. It is located south of the centre, just north of Fenny Stratford, near Walton.
In the mid 19th century the village was described as "in appearance, one of the most wretched of many miserable villages in the county". This was due to the author's approach to the village being blocked in the winter time by a ford 200 yards wide, and three feet deep. This ford was fixed in the 1860s when the road was raised by three and a half feet by the Warren family, lords of the manor.
The civil parish is a small one, consisting of Simpson itself, Ashland and West Ashland.
Ashland was best known for the original Milton Keynes Stadium, a greyhound racing track. It had been running since the 1960s but was demolished in 2006 to make way for new housing developments. The track was to be relocated to Elfield Park near the National Bowl but has yet to materialise.
This tiny district is currently a green field site.
- ^ Parishes in Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Council.
- ^ Sheahan, James Joseph, "History and Topography of Buckinghamshire", published in 1862
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