The county of Buckinghamshire is in the region of South East England. Because of its proximity to London, it is included in the area known as the ‘Home Counties’.
- Why is Buckinghamshire called Buckinghamshire?
- Is Buckinghamshire posh? Is it a nice place to live?
- Towns In Buckinghamshire
- Villages In Buckinghamshire
- Local History Videos
- Local Facebook Groups
- The County’s Local History Resources
Why is Buckinghamshire called Buckinghamshire?
Bucca was an Anglo-Saxon landowner in the northern part of the modern county, and ‘scire’ was the word for ‘district’. So Buckinghamshire means Bucca’s territory.
Is Buckinghamshire posh? Is it a nice place to live?
Many communities in Buckinghamshire combine historic properties in a rural backdrop, with convenient transport links to London and access to good schools, leisure and sporting facilities. They offer a nice place to live for upmarket buyers.
Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Giles and Gerrards Cross are popular destinations for house hunters who can afford the high house prices. Unfortunately for ordinary families, high housing costs are a feature across the county even in less desirable locations such as High Wycombe.
Buckinghamshire still offers a selective 11+ Grammar School system to all the county’s pupils, and even more unusually also allows entry via 12+ and 13+ exams. Roughly one in three children receives a Grammar School place.
Towns In Buckinghamshire
There are no cities in Buckinghamshire. Aylesbury is a large town, but not a city.
The towns in Buckinghamshire are:
- Fenny Stratford
- Gerrards Cross
- High Wycombe
- Milton Keynes
- Newport Pagnell
- Princes Risborough
- Stony Stratford
- Woburn Sands
Villages In Buckinghamshire
Addington Adstock Akeley Ashendon Ashley Green Aston Abbotts Aston Clinton Aston Sandford Astwood
Barton Hartshorn Beachampton Bellingdon Biddlesden Bierton Bishopstone Bledlow Bledlow Ridge Boarstall Bourne End Boveney Bow Brickhill Bradenham Bradwell Brill Broughton Buckland Burnham
Cadmore Castlethorpe Chalfont St Giles Chalfont St Peter Chartridge Chearsley Cheddington Chenies Chesham Bois Chetwode Chicheley Chilton Cholesbury Clifton Reynes Cold Brayfield Coleshill Creslow Cublington Cuddington
Dagnall Denham Dinton Dorney Dorton Downley Drayton Beauchamp Drayton Parslow Dunton
East Claydon Edgcott Edlesborough Ellesborough Emberton
Farnham Common Farnham Royal Fawley Fawley Bottom Fingest Flackwell Heath Fleet Marston Frieth Fulmer
Gawcott Gayhurst Granborough Great and Little Hampden Great and Little Kimble cum Marsh Great Brickhill Great Horwood Great Kingshill Great Linford Great Missenden Grendon Underwood Grove
Haddenham Halton Hambleden Hanslope Hardmead Hardwick Hartwell Haversham Hawridge Hazlemere Hedgerley Hedsor Hillesden Hitcham Hoggeston Hogshaw Holmer Green Hughenden Valley Hulcott Hyde Heath
Ibstone Ickford Ilmer Iver Ivinghoe
Lacey Green Lane End Lathbury Latimer Lavendon Leckhampstead Ley Hill Lillingstone Dayrell Lillingstone Lovell Little Brickhill Little Chalfont Little Horwood Little Linford Little Marlow Little Missenden Long Crendon Loughton Ludgershall
Maids Moreton Marlow Bottom Marsh Gibbon Marsworth Medmenham Mentmore Middle Claydon Monks Risborough Moulsoe Mursley
Naphill Nash Nether Winchendon New Bradwell Newton Blossomville Newton Longville North Crawley North Marston Northend
Oakley Old Woughton Oving
Padbury Penn Pitchcott Pitstone Preston Bissett Prestwood
Radclive Radnage Ravenstone
Saunderton Seer Green Shabbington Shalstone Shenley Brook End Shenley Church End Sherington Simpson Slapton Soulbury Speen St Leonards Stantonbury Steeple Claydon Stewkley Stoke Goldington Stoke Hammond Stoke Poges Stokenchurch Stone Stowe Swanbourne
Taplow The Lee Thornborough Thornton Tingewick Turville Turweston Twyford Tylers Green Tyringham
Waddesdon Walters Ash Water Stratford Wavendon Weedon West Wycombe Westbury
Local History Videos
Where a town or village name is highlighted above, you can click through to a page which provides free-to-view online video links about that location.
Local Facebook Groups
Facebook groups about local people and places are popular and usually very active.
- Chesham local history
- Flackwell Heath, Loudwater & Wooburn Local History Group
Local History Resources In Buckinghamshire
- Archaeology in Marlow
- Brill Society
- Buckingham Society
- Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society
- Buckinghamshire Family History Society
- Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society
- Buckinghamshire Record Society
- Bucks Sessions Records, 1678-1730
- Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
- Council for British Archaeology (South Midlands branch)
- Chess Valley Archaeology and History Society
- Chiltern Society
- Chiltern Branch of the Young Archaeologists Club (meets at Chalfont St Peter Community Centre)
- Chinnor Archaeological and Historical Society
- Cuddington History Society
- Friends of Chalfont St Giles Parish Church
- Haddenham History Group
- Haddenham Museum Society
- Historical Association, Bucks Branch
- History of Denham Society
- Leighton Buzzard and District Archaeological and Historical Society
- Long Crendon Preservation Society
- Manshead Archaeological Society
- Marlow Archaeology Society
- Marlow Museum Centre Project
- North Bucks Archaeological Society
- N. Pevsner & E. Williamson, The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire (1994)
- Otmoor Archaeological and Historical Society
- Princes Risborough Countryside Group
- Probus Club for Chalfont St Peter and Gerrards Cross
- South Bucks Metal detecting Club
- Weston Turville Historical Society
- Young Archaeologists Club – Aylesbury branch
National Local History Resources
In addition, there are many national resources (enough to justify their own page!) which could help your local history research.
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