Bishopstone, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates: 51°47′08″N 0°50′06″W / 51.785430°N 0.834867°W / 51.785430; -0.834867

Bishopstone
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The Harrow, Bishopstone
Bishopstone is located in Buckinghamshire
Bishopstone
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 Bishopstone shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 275 [1]
OS grid reference SP 80467 10283
District Aylesbury Vale
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town AYLESBURY
Postcode district HP17
Dialling code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Buckingham
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Bishopstone is a rural village in the civil parish of Stone with Bishopstone and Hartwell in Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, England.

History[edit]

The village name is a common one in England, and means Bishop's Estate. It is not known to which bishop this refers though as the village lies within the ancient diocese of Lincoln it presumedly denotes property owned by the Bishop of Lincoln. The village was first recorded in manorial rolls of 1227 as Bissopeston.

Location[edit]

Bishopstone resides amongst farm land just a mile east of Stone and two miles south of Aylesbury. The village is overlooked by the Chiltern Hills, most notably Coombe Hill with its Boer War memorial, a well known Buckinghamshire landmark and viewpoint. Bishopstone is easily accessible from the A418 which runs from Aylesbury to Thame in Oxfordshire.

Amenities[edit]

Due to Bishopstone's relatively remote location bus services do not run through the village and the closest train stations are located in Aylesbury and at Little Kimble 2.5 miles south. The Harrow pub on Main Road is licensed and serves food. There is no village shop; however neighbouring Stone is host to two further public houses, an Indian restaurant, a petrol filling station, antiques store, a grocery store and post office.

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