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Woburn Sands

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Woburn Sands is a village in the Borough of Milton Keynes, England. It is located to the east of the town of Milton Keynes, near the Roman road Watling Street.

The village name was originally Hogsty End but in Victorian times, the town council voted to change the name to something less unseemly. The modern place name is related to nearby Woburn in Bedfordshire.

Woburn Sands was anciently a hamlet in the parish of Wavendon, though is now considered a village in its own right because of Wavendon's inclusion in the development of Milton Keynes.

Woburn Sands railway station, which serves the village, is located on the Bletchley-Bedford Marston Vale Line.

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