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Dorney is a village and civil parish in the South Bucks district of Buckinghamshire, England, bordering on the River Thames to the west and south and bisected by the Jubilee River. In 2011 it had a population of 752 and it is 2.3mi west of neighbouring Eton which is a slightly larger parish.It includes a grade I listed manor house, Dorney Court and the largest rowing lake in the south of England, Dorney Lake. Altogether water accounts for 13% of Dorney, the highest proportion in Buckinghamshire.HistoryDorney Manor was mentioned in the Domesday book, and was famed for honey; it is named after the Saxon for "Island of Bees". Dorney CourtDorney Court adjoins the centre of the village and has comparable grounds to other village centre properties. It was however the manor house so owned much of the land of the village until the late 18th century. It dates to the early Tudor period, its listing states " 1500, altered", and is made from a timber frame with red brick rather than wattle and daub infill its tile roof has old original tiles. It has bold star-shaped timbers and a large fireplace with panels from Faversham Abbey, Kent. Dorney is in Buckinghamshire. Use our United Kingdom trip itinerary builder site to plan your trip to Dorney and other destinations in United Kingdom.
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