Cryers Hill

Cryers Hill in Winter, 1999
Cryers Hill
Cryers Hill
Location within Buckinghamshire
OS grid referenceSU874969
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHigh Wycombe
Postcode districtHP15
Dialling code01494
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
List of places
51°39′51″N 0°44′08″W / 51.664052°N 0.735455°W / 51.664052; -0.735455Coordinates: 51°39′51″N 0°44′08″W / 51.664052°N 0.735455°W / 51.664052; -0.735455

Cryers Hill is a hamlet in the parish of Hughenden and in Buckinghamshire, England.[1] It was formerly known as Ravensmere (sometimes 'Ravening').

The hamlet is sandwiched between Great Kingshill, Hughenden Valley and Widmer End. Curiously, its primary school is called Great Kingshill school[2] and the crematorium at Cryers Hill is called Hughenden Crematorium. This is located in Four Ashes Road.[3]

The hamlet has a Post Office and Shop, Cryers Hill Post Office & Store.[4]

The only pub within Cryers Hill is The White Lion, serving traditional ales and food.[5][6]

The hamlet and surrounding area provided the setting for Kitty Aldridge's 2007 novel called "Cryers Hill". The book partly documents the significant expansion of housing in the area during the 1960s.[7]

In Four Ashes Road, there is a large country house with a Georgian facade called 'Uplands' which is set in 18 acres (73,000 m2) of gardens. It is now a 74-room De Vere Venues hotel and conference centre.[8]

In recent years, an apparition of the Green Man is alleged to have been sighted on at least two occasions at Cryers Hill.[9]


  1. ^ "Hughenden Parish Council - History of the Parish". Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Great Kingshill CofE Combined". Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Cryers Hill, Four Ashes Lane". Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Branch Finder | Post Office". Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  5. ^ "White Lion Cryers Hill". Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  6. ^ "White Lion". Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  7. ^ Duffy, Carol Ann (1 April 2007). "Twinkling Like Woolworths". The Telegraph. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  8. ^ "De Vere Venues: Uplands House". Archived from the original on 12 March 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  9. ^ "The Green Man of Hughenden". Retrieved 26 February 2013.