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Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire

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Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire

Great Horwood is a small village and is also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England with a population of about 1025 people (2001 Census). It is about five miles ESE of Buckingham, six miles WSW of Milton Keynes. The village name 'Horwood' is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'muddy wood'. The affix 'Great' was added later to differentiate it from the adjacent village Little Horwood. In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 792 the village was recorded as Horwudu.
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP7731
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 Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire has been known in the past

Great Horrwood ~ Horrwood ~ Horwood ~ Horwood Great

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

Horwood, Great, par. and vil., N. Bucks, 2 miles NE. of Winslow, 3271 ac., pop. 712; P.O.

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