Westbury means the West Fort or Castle being derived from the Saxon word ‘burg’. The small village, which is situated in the southwest of the parish, contains several 17th-century stone cottages with thatched roofs. The Church of St. Augustine in part dates back to the 13th Century, though much restored in 1863. The graveyard houses the beautiful Yew Tree, planted in 1660 which still exists.
During 2018 the play park was completely revamped giving us lots of exciting new equipment! Click on the following link for the plans: Westbury play park
The village is home to Beachborough School, a private prep school established originally in Hampshire in 1910, but relocated to Westbury in 1942 in the manor house.
Click on the following link to see a map of Westbury: http://www.buckinghamshire-maps.co.uk/westbury-map.html
Westbury is a really lovely village to explore…
There are many walks in Westbury and the surrounding villages. Here is some information to get you started:
Notice of confirmation of modification order regarding public rights of way Mixbury footpath no’s 30,31 and 32 and map showing confirmed footpaths
Click on the following link to download hundreds of FREE walks and see details of books, maps and walking groups: https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/bucks/
HS2 footpath diversions (from 2021) – please visit the HS2 page HERE.