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Ashendon, Buckinghamshire

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Ashendon, Buckinghamshire

Ashendon is a village and civil parish in Buckinghamshire, England. It is about nine miles west of Aylesbury and seven miles north of Thame. The toponym is derived from the Old English for "Hill overgrown with ash trees". The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as the property of the Grenville family; it was called Assedune. The original name refers to the fact that in Saxon times this area was completely forested, and served as hunting land for the king.
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP7014
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central

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

Assedoune ~ Assedone

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

Ashendon, par. and seat, W. Bucks, 8 miles W. of Aylesbury, 2128 ac., pop. 237.

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