Granborough

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Coordinates: 51°55′01″N 0°53′02″W / 51.917°N 0.884°W / 51.917; -0.884

Granborough
Granborough Village Hall - geograph.org.uk - 606196.jpg
Granborough Village Hall
St. John the Baptist, Granborough - geograph.org.uk - 606027.jpg
St. John the Baptist
Granborough is located in Buckinghamshire
Granborough
Granborough
 Granborough shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 545 [1]
OS grid reference SP768250
Civil parish Granborough
District Aylesbury Vale
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BUCKINGHAM
Postcode district MK18
Dialling code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Buckingham
List of places
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Not to be confused with Grandborough in Warwickshire

Granborough (previously Grandborough) is a village and civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located about five miles north of Waddesdon, seven miles south east of Buckingham. The nearest town is Winslow.

The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'green hill'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Grenesberga.

Anciently the manor of Granborough was owned by the abbey at St Albans, though in the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1547 ownership passed automatically to the Crown.

The ancient parish church, dedicated to St John the Baptist, was demolished during the English Civil War, though was rebuilt shortly after the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1685.

The village is still one of the possessions of the Crown.

There is a public house, logically called the Crown. After the parish church the most interesting building is the neat half-timbered Arts and Crafts village hall. Granborough still has very many thatched cottages and houses, many of them in Green End, a hamlet attached to the village.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Granborough at Wikimedia Commons