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All Saints Church
Bisham is located in Berkshire
 Bisham shown within Berkshire
Population 1,149 (2001)
OS grid reference
Civil parish Bisham
Unitary authority Windsor and Maidenhead
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MARLOW
Postcode district SL7
Dialling code 01628
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Maidenhead
List of places

Bisham is a village and civil parish in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. The village is located on the River Thames, around one mile south of Marlow in the neighbouring county of Buckinghamshire, and around three miles northwest of Maidenhead. According to the 2001 Census, the population of the parish was 1,149.

Bisham is home to one of Sport England's National Sports Centres.

Historic buildings

The National Sports Centre at Bisham is centred on Bisham Abbey, a 13th-century manor house, originally built for the Knights Templar but later the residence of the Montagu (or Montacute) Earls of Salisbury and the Hoby family.

Media and arts

Bisham Church and churchyard, as well as the Compleat Angler Hotel, are featured in episodes of the 1990s BBC television detective series, Pie in the Sky. During the Nationwide Building Society's summer advertising campaign of 2010, when they were official sponsors of the England football team at the World Cup, one of their television advertisements featured the England team playing on one of the pitches at Bisham Abbey. The parish church was clearly visible in the background. Theatrical couple Oscar Asche and Lily Brayton are buried in the graveyard of All Saints Church. A Ham class minesweeper, HMS Bisham, was named after the village.

External links

  • A short history of Bisham Church
  • Royal Berkshire History: Bisham
  • Royal Berkshire History: Bisham Abbey
  • Royal Berkshire History: Bisham Church

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