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Addington, Buckinghamshire

Addington is a village and civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England, about 2 miles west of Winslow and 3 miles south east of Buckingham. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 145. First recorded as Edintone in the Domesday Book of 1086, its name means Eadda's Estate. Nearby Adstock is named after the same person. The manor at that time was in the possession of Odo, Bishop of Bayeux.
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP7428
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 Addington, Buckinghamshire has been known in the past

Eddintone ~ Edintone

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

Addington.-- par. and seat, N. Bucks, 1½ mile NW. of Winslow ry. sta., 1303 ac., pop. 134.

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

ADDINGTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union, hundred, and county of Buckingham, 1¾ mile (W.N.W.) from Winslow; containing 84 inhabitants. It comprises about 1500 acres; the surface is in general level, and the soil good pasture. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 9. 7.; net income, £200; patron, John Poulett, Esq.: the glebe consists of 100 acres. On the border of the parish is a place called "Gallows Gap," where, in the reign of Edward III., a gallows was erected by the family of Molines, who, as lords of the barony, possessed the power of trying and executing capital offenders.

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