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Fingest, Buckinghamshire

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Fingest, Buckinghamshire

Fingest is a village in Buckinghamshire, England. It is in the Chiltern Hills near the border with Oxfordshire, about six miles WSW of High Wycombe. It lies in the civil parish of Hambleden. The village name of Fingest comes from the Anglo Saxon name Thinghurst, meaning 'wooded hill where assemblies are made'. In the 16th century the name is recorded as Thingest and then Fingest.
Post townHenley-on-Thames
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSU7791
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01491

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


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

Fingest, par., S. Bucks, 6½ miles SW. of Wycombe, 1285 ac., pop. 333.

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