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Slapton, Buckinghamshire

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Slapton, Buckinghamshire

Slapton is a village and also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located between the Grand Union Canal and the border with Bedfordshire, about three miles south of Leighton Buzzard, three miles west of Edlesborough. The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means "farm by a slippery place". It is a common place name. This village was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Slapetone.
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Post townLEIGHTON BUZZARD
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP9320
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 code01525
Population590
 

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

Slapetone

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

Slapton.-- par. and vil., Bucks, in E. of co., 3 miles S. of Leighton Buzzard, 1211 ac., pop. 265.

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