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Buckinghamshire place-names

Adm. div.
Full name Buckinghamshire
Abbreviation Berks
Coordinates 51.833333, -0.833333
Area (1891) 1925.06532 km2[1]
Population (1891) 185284[2]
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Localities named after Robin Hood (or members of his band) in Buckinghamshire. Click locality marker for link to page. Historical county boundary coordinates provided by the Historic Counties Trust.

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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-06-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-20.

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County description

The Historic Counties Trust describes Buckinghamshire as follows:

A distinctively shaped inland county. The delightful Chiltern Hills, sweeping through the south of the county, give the shire much of its character; with beech woods in the west, rising to higher, more windswept landscape around Ivinghoe Beacon, and all full of pretty villages of flint and thatch. It provides fine walking country. The more gentle, pastoral Vale of Aylesbury lies north of the Chilterns. Buckinghamshire's short southern border is the River Thames, which above Slough is considered the finest stretch of that river. In the north of the county, along the Great Ouse, Milton Keynes spreads across the landscape; an ambitious, planned New Town of the 1970's, in sharp contrast to Buckingham to the west, an ancient and very picturesque town.

Main Towns: Aylesbury, Beaconsfiled, Buckingham, Chalfont St Giles, Eton, High Wycombe, Linslade, Marlow, Milton Keynes, Princes Risborough, Slough.
Main Rivers: Ouse, Ray, Thames, Colne, Chess, Wyte, Lovat, Lyde.
Highlights: Burnham Beeches; Cliveden Estate; Quaker Meeting House, Jordans; Waddesden Manor.
Highest Point: Haddington Hill, 297.18 m.
Area: 1929.54 km.[3]

Chronology

19th Century

3 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 19th century.

Artifacts

1 Robin Hood-related artifact.

Miscellaneous

1 Miscellaneous place-name and locality.

All localities

5 Place-names and localities.

Place-name clusters

1 Cluster of Robin Hood place-names, localities with local traditions, literary locales etc.

Lists and gazetteers

Background

Neighbours

Also see

Notes