Cippenham

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CippenhamCippenham is a suburb of Slough in the county of Berkshire, England. Once a village, Cippenham saw considerable growth in the 1990s with the development of the Windsor Meadows estate. Located off Junction 7 of the M4 there is easy commuting access to the towns of Windsor and Maidenhead with London being just 23 miles away. It is also conveniently located for Heathrow Airport which is a twenty or so minute drive away.

The name Cippenham derives from the old English name Cippan-ham which is believed to mean Cippa's homestead. A historical fact is that King Henry III had a palace here. The spot where the palace stood is known to this day as "Cippenham Moat" and can be found close to Cippenham Place farm.

There is a large green where until the end of the 19th century villagers grazed their cows. This ancient green is still in use today and is in fact the only ancient village green left within Slough's boundaries.

Cippenham is made up of two wards. Cippenham Green is in the western part and incorporates the old village area. Cippenham Meadows is in the eastern part and incorporates the Windsor Meadows development.

Cippenham has four schools; Cippenham Infant School, Cippenham Junior School, Western House Infant School and Westgate School.

Cippenham is served by a good array of local shops, a ladies and gents hairdressers and florists as well as the ASDA supermarket which is located near the Windsor Meadows development.

Sports teams include Cippenham Village FC and the Cippenham Scorpions and leisure facilities such as the Cippenham Royal British Legion and Youth Centre are popular.
 

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