Gawcott

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Gawcott
Church tower, Gawcott - geograph.org.uk - 1046242.jpg
Tower of Holy Trinity parish church
Gawcott is located in Buckinghamshire
Gawcott
Gawcott
 Gawcott shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 778 (parish)[1]
OS grid reference SP6831
Civil parish Gawcott with Lenborough
District Aylesbury Vale
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Buckingham
Postcode district MK18
Dialling code 01280
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Buckingham
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire

Coordinates: 51°58′52″N 1°00′36″W / 51.981°N 1.010°W / 51.981; -1.010

Gawcott is a village about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southwest of Buckingham in Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. The village is in the civil parish of Gawcott with Lenborough.

The toponym is derived from the Old English for "cottage for which rent is payable". The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as Chauescote.

To the east of the village is Signal Hill, which was a former FCO/MI6 signals intelligence station.

Sir George Gilbert Scott, the architect of the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras railway station in London (and numerous other buildings), was born in Gawcott.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
  2. ^ Turnbull, Alan (24 August 2006). ""Secret Bases" Part 1". Pagliacci Productions Limited. Retrieved 2006-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Get-a-map - Gawcott". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2006-09-15. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Media related to Gawcott at Wikimedia Commons