|Area (1891)||1925.06532 km2|
"Settlement","Public house","Public house","Public house","Miscellaneous",
"Miscellaneous","Robin Hood name","Robin Hood name","Robin Hood name","Artifacts",
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-06-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-10-20.
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.
19th Century3 Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 19th century.
Artifacts1 Robin Hood-related artifact.
Miscellaneous1 Miscellaneous place-name and locality.
All localities5 Place-names and localities.
Place-name clusters1 Cluster of Robin Hood place-names, localities with local traditions, literary locales etc.
Lists and gazetteers
- Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), p. 295.
- British History Online: Victoria County History – Buckinghamshire
- The Historic Counties Trust: Historic Counties Descriptions
- Wikipedia: Buckinghamshire.
- Robin Hood House (Little Gaddesden) which is in Buckinghamshire according to the county boundary data provided by the Historic Counties Trust but in Hertfordshire according to other reliable sources.
- Histpop - The Online Historical Population Reports Website: Population. Administrative counties, England and Wales. Vol. I, 1891 – Page vi (University of Essex).
- Wikipedia: List of ancient counties of England by area in 1891 (adapted from 1891 census).
- The Historic Counties Trust has kindly allowed me to quote its county descriptions in toto. I have converted square miles to km2 and feet to meters.