All Saints' parish church
Bow Brickhill shown within Buckinghamshire
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Bow Brickhill|
|Unitary authority||Milton Keynes|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Milton Keynes|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Milton Keynes South|
The village name is a combination of Brythonic and Old English words for 'hill' (Brythonic: breg, Anglo Saxon hyll). The prefix 'Bow' comes from an Anglo Saxon personal name, Bolla. The various names of the village given in historic records were Brichelle (11th century); Brichull (12th century); Bolle Brichulle, Bellebrikhulle (13th century).
The Church of England parish church of All Saints stands apart from the rest of the village, on the side of a steep hill. The church probably dates from the 12th century but heavy remodelling in the 15th century oblitered most of the earlier details. The church was extensively restored by Browne Willis in 1757.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bow Brickhill.|
- Hymn tune "Bow Brickhill" (requires QuickTime)
- (Civil) Parish web-site
- The Hogsty End Handbook local community magazine
- Housing types in Bow Brickhill on MKWEB