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Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

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Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Great Missenden is a large village in the Misbourne Valley in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire, England, situated between the towns of Amersham and Wendover. It closely adjoins the villages of Little Missenden and Prestwood. The narrow High Street is bypassed by the main A413 London to Aylesbury Road. The source of the Misbourne is to be found just north of the village, although the upper reach of the river runs only in winter and the perennial head is in Little Missenden.
DistrictChiltern
Post townGreat Missenden
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP8901
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01494
Population9,946 (civil parish, 2001 Census)
 

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

Missenden ~ Missenden Great

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

Missenden, Great, par. and vil., Bucks, 4½ miles NW. of Amersham, 5819 ac., pop. 2170; P.O., T.O.; at Missenden Abbey, seat, are the cloisters of the old abbey of 1133.

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