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The village is relatively new compared to its surroundings, having begun as a castle belonging to the lord of the manor of Hanslope.  Castlethorpe was a settlement of servants and manual workers who grew up around the castle (thorpe is an Old Norse word for homestead, and it is not unreasonable to assume that there was a Danish settlement nearby as the area was near the Danelaw, if not part of it).  A feud between Foulkes de Brent – sent by King John – and William Mauduit, the castle’s owner, damaged the castle in 1215.  Mauduit allegedly rebelled against the king. Despite Mauduit’s return to claim his seat after the King’s death, the castle was demolished shortly thereafter.  Today, all that remains of the former Motte-and-Bailey castle are its grassy mounds.  
The parish church of St Simon and St Jude dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, but the current building is of mostly Norman design. In about 1250, Bishop Grosteste changed the precedence between Castlethorpe and Hanslope. Castlelethorpe has grown up around the church and some traditional old stone cottages at the center of the village, which has been designated as a conservation area. 

Castlethorpe is a quiet village with a pleasant atmosphere due to all the friendly locals. 

The village has a primary school, grocery store, tennis courts, playing fields, allotments, and a village hall.
A mile away is the Navigation Pub on the Grand Union Canal. Castlethorpe is located north of Milton Keynes, which has excellent rail links to London (approximately 35 minutes to Euston) or Junction 14 of the M1. It also has excellent shopping and entertainment facilities.
Three miles away is Stony Stratford, which has a lovely high street, cafes, shops, and restaurants. around a mile walk. Castlethorpe is situated North of Milton Keynes which has great transport rail links to London (approx).


Other Local Information for Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Local Authority

Parish Council Website

The Local Police are the Thames Valley Police but the Castlethorpe nearest Police Station is Stony-Stratford /Woverton  May have moved and is no longer open. 
Post Office is located at the Castlethorpe Shop

Milton Keynes University Hospital  Standing Way, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes MK6 5LD

Milton Keynes Central Station
Milton Keynes MK9 1LA

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