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History of the Parish

Britwell has had a long history before the London County Council built its estate. In the 14th century Britwell was called Bruttewelde. The name is said to have come from a well in Green Lane, Burnham. Water was pumped from the well all the way to Britwell Court.

Modern-day Britwell was built on farmland after the Second World War, to re-house Londoners who had lost their homes in the bombing raids. The first of 11,000 tenants moved in in 1956 and were delighted with the "roomy and modern" houses, complete with large swivel windows - "a boon to housewives". However, there were no pubs or clubs or community facilities on the estate, and no bus service into Slough or Burnham. In 1959 the Community Association was founded, and their campaigning was successful in getting a bus service and, in 1966, a Community Centre.

Britwell Parish Council came into existence in 1974 when the county boundaries were redefined. The parish is located on the west side of Slough, Berkshire and covers a large part of Britwell Estate. The Parish has a population of approximately 9000

 


 

Information from Slough Borough Council and Slough History Online