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Gawcott, Buckinghamshire

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Gawcott, Buckinghamshire

Gawcott is a village about 1.5 miles southwest of Buckingham in Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. The village is in the civil parish of Gawcott with Lenborough. The toponym is derived from the Old English for "cottage for which rent is payable". The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as Chauescote. To the east of the village is Signal Hill, which was a former FCO/MI6 signals intelligence station.
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Post townBuckingham
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP6831
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01280
Population706 (parish)

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


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

Gawcott, eccl. dist., in co. and SW. suburbs of Buckingham, pop. 517; P.O.

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