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Hillesden, Buckinghamshire

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Hillesden, Buckinghamshire

Hillesden is a village and is also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is in the very north of the county, about four miles south of Buckingham. The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Hild's hill'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Ilesdone, though earlier it had been referred to as Hildesdun. Hillesden is split up into three areas; Church End, The Orchard and The Barracks.
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP6828
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 Hillesden, Buckinghamshire has been known in the past

Ilesdone ~ Ulesdone

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

Hillesden, par., in co. and bor. of Buckingham, 2606 ac., pop. 221.

Hillesden, Buckinghamshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

HILLESDEN (All Saints), a parish, in the union, hundred, and county of Buckingham, 3¾ miles (W. by S.) from Buckingham; containing 262 inhabitants. This place was formerly the property of the Denton family, of whom Sir Alexander Denton, Knt., during the parliamentary war, garrisoned his manor-house for the king; it was, however, taken by assault and plundered, in 1644. The manufacture of lace affords employment to many females. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £64; patrons, the Dean and Canons of ChristChurch, Oxford, in whom the tithes are vested. The church, which was rebuilt in 1493, is a handsome structure, in the later English style; in the chancel are several fine monuments to the Denton family.

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