|Woughton on the Green St Marys Churchyard|
Milton Keynes Borough
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Woughton on the Green is a traditional Buckinghamshire village that is now part of Milton Keynes in England. It gives its name to the Civil parish of Woughton, of which it is now a part.
St Mary's parish church
The village was originally just called "Woughton", but by 1750 it was already being referred to as "Wofton on the Green". It has been suggested that the suffix was added to distinguish the village from other nearby places with the same name. On the Green refers to the large grassy area that lay in the centre of the village: the traditional village green.
By the time of the coronation of Queen Victoria, Woughton on the Green was a large village, due largely to the nearby Grand Union Canal and later to the (West Coast Main Line) railway that passed through to the nearby parish of Wolverton.
Today the village is a suburb of Central Milton Keynes, though the residents like to maintain their autonomy. The Parochial Church Council still meets at the ecumenical parish church of St. Mary.
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