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Edgcott, Buckinghamshire

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Edgcott, Buckinghamshire

Edgcott is a village and is civil parish in Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is in the Aylesbury Vale, about eight miles east of Bicester. The village name is derived from the Old English for "oak cottage". In the Domesday Book of 1086 it is recorded as Achecote, "æcen" (from which the word "acorn" is derived) being the Old English word for oak. The manor of Edgcott was once owned by the physician and poet Sir Samuel Garth.
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Post townAylesbury
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP6722
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01296

Other names by which Edgcott, Buckinghamshire has been known in the past

Edgecott ~ Achecote

Edgcott, Buckinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Edgcott, par., in co. and 7½ miles SW. of Buckingham, 1140 ac., pop. 187.

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