Charndon

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Charndon
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Charndon
Charndon is located in Buckinghamshire
Charndon
Charndon
 Charndon shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 862 [1]
OS grid reference SP6724
Civil parish Charndon
District Aylesbury Vale
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bicester
Postcode district OX27
Dialling code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Aylesbury
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire

Coordinates: 51°55′05″N 1°01′26″W / 51.918°N 1.024°W / 51.918; -1.024

Charndon is a hamlet and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England.

The hamlet's toponym combines Brythonic and Old English origins, as is common with other places in this part of the country (see, for example, Brill and Bow Brickhill). It means "cairn hill", cairn being a Celtic word for a ceremonial hill or pile of stones. The Domesday Book of 1086 records the hamlet as Credendone.

Within the hamlet of Charndon is the Charndon Grounds estate, once the site of a large country house.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013

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