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Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

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Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

Princes Risborough is a small town in Buckinghamshire, England, about 9 miles south of Aylesbury and 8 miles north west of High Wycombe. Bledlow lies to the west and Monks Risborough to the east. It lies at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, at the north end of a gap or pass through the Chilterns, the south end of which is at West Wycombe. The A4010 road follows this route from West Wycombe through the town and then on to Aylesbury.
DistrictWycombe
Post townPrinces Risborough
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP8003
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01844
Population7,978
 

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

Risborough Princes

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

Princes Risborough, market town and par. with ry. sta., Bucks, 7½ miles S. of Aylesbury, 4697 ac., pop. 2418; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Thursday. The town is situated among the Chiltern Hills, is an ancient place, and took the distinctive title of "Princes" from a moated palace of the Black Prince which at one time stood here. The church (rebuilt in the time of Henry VII.) contains effigies of crusaders. There is an endowed school. The trade of the town is mainly agricultural. In addition to the weekly market a cattle fair is held in May.

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