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Quainton, Buckinghamshire

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Quainton, Buckinghamshire

Quainton (formerly Quainton Malet) is a village and civil parish in Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England, 5 miles north west of Aylesbury. The population is 1290, of which 1000 are adults. The village has two churches (Anglican & Baptist), a school and two public houses. The location means that while many commute to London, others are employed in neighbouring towns and villages. Its name is Old English and means Queen's Estate (cwen tun).
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP7420
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 Quainton, Buckinghamshire has been known in the past

Queynton ~ Quinton ~ Chentone

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

Quainton (or Quinton), par., township, and vil. (ry. stations Quainton and Quainton Road), Bucks - par., 5346 ac., pop. 865; township, 3805 ac., pop. 804; vil., 6½ miles NW. of Aylesbury; P.O., called Queynton; Quainton Hill is famous for its fossils.

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