Chearsley shown within Buckinghamshire
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Chearsley is a village and civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is situated about seven miles south west of Aylesbury, and about four miles north of Thame, in Oxfordshire.
The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Cerdic's clearing' or 'Cerdic's lea'. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Cerdeslai. The village was originally a hamlet in the nearby parish of Crendon, though was established as a parish in its own right by the Bishop of Lincoln in 1458.
The village was used as a location in the television series Midsomer Murders – ep. Country Matters, ITV.
- Neighbourhood Statistics Census 2011, Accessed 3 February 2011
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