Slough's villages


Wexham has some ancient buildings, such as the 12th century Church of St Mary and the 16th century Wexham Court, but nowadays is usually associated with Wexham Park Hospital. The hospital was built in the 1960s on the site of an old Victorian mansion called Wexham Park, and won an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects for its design. "A place where one could happily spend a holiday" was one description, and "better equipment than the best hotels". Innovations included rooms for parents to stay overnight while their children were in hospital, and headsets at each bed with the choice of two radio programmes or BBC1 / ITV television sound.