Netherfield

The estate was largely designed by Jeremy Dixon, Ed Jones, Mike Gold and Chris Cross around 1971, and is essentially modernist; it comprises several long parallel terraces, designed around the landform so that the roofline remains level: homes towards the top of the slopes are single storey; those at the bottom are three storey. They are prefabricated construction materials, metal framed, wood and plaster board. This was partly a consequence of a shortage of bricks in the UK at the time. Milton Keynes Council has gradually been renovating the estate, adding a pitched roof when funds permit.

The word “Netherfield” comes from an old field name, recorded in 1781 and literally means “land that is low-lying”. The street names came from the times of the “Lord of the Manor” in the Middle Ages (1200-1500 AD) using words connected with fields, ploughing and land measurements:

Langland
A long piece of land

Beadlemead
the parish officer’s meadow

Farmborough
the manor-house farm

The Hide
the amount of land which could be tilled with one plough in one year or was needed by “one family and it’s dependents”

Farthing Grove
a quarter of an acre or a quarter of a hide

Broadlands
a wide spacious area of land

Buckland
fields where deer can be found

Barnfield
a barley field

Netherfield Councillors:
Cllr Brian Fitzwilliam, Cllr Sue Luttman, Cllr Yahya Wiseman and Cllr Reginald Elliot

Local Shops:
The Local Centre, Farthing Grove, Netherfield, Milton Keynes, MK6 4JH
Tel: 01908 670739

Nearest Doctors/Health Centre:
The Grove Surgery, Farthing Close, Netherfield, Milton Keynes, MK6 4NG
Tel: 01908 668453

Nursery School:
Hedgerows Sure Start Children’s Centre
Playzone
Langland Road
Netherfield
Milton Keynes
MK6 4NP
Tel: 01908 239000

Local School:
Langland School
Langland Road
Netherfield
Bucks
MK6 4HA
Tele: 01908 670712
Fax: 01908 608488