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Pitstone, Buckinghamshire

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Pitstone, Buckinghamshire

Pitstone (formerly Pightelsthorn) is a village and civil parish within the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. It is located at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, about seven miles east of Aylesbury and six miles south of Leighton Buzzard. It directly adjoins the village of Ivinghoe, and the two villages share a number of their facilities. The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Picel's thorn tree'. It was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Pincelestorne.
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Post townLEIGHTON BUZZARD
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP9414
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 code01296
Population2,343
 

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

Pincelestorne ~ Pincenestorne

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