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Ibstone, Buckinghamshire

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Ibstone, Buckinghamshire

Ibstone (previously Ipstone) is a village and civil parish within Wycombe district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is in the Chiltern Hills on the border with Oxfordshire, about two miles south of Stokenchurch. The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin and means 'Hibba's boundary stone', referring to the boundary with Oxfordshire. At the time of King Edward the Confessor the village was in the possession of Tovi, thane of the king, and was called Hibestanes.
DistrictWycombe
Post townHigh Wycombe
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire / Oxfordshire
OS GridSU7593
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 code01491
Population237
 

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

Ipstone ~ Hibestanes ~ Ebestan ~ Ypestan

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

Ibstone (or Ipstone), par. and hamlet, Bucks and Oxfordshire, 8 miles W. of Wycombe, 1121 ac., pop. 300; P.O.; conntains the seat of Ibstone House.

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