Hoggeston

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Hoggston
Hoggeston church, rear view - geograph.org.uk - 235343.jpg
Hoggeston church, rear view
Hoggeston Manor House (now Manor Farm) and family continuity - geograph.org.uk - 891049.jpg
Hoggeston Manor House (now Manor Farm)
Hoggston is located in Buckinghamshire
Hoggston
Hoggston
 Hoggston shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 104 (Mid-2010 pop est)[1]
OS grid reference SP806250
Civil parish Hoggeston
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
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Coordinates: 51°55′05″N 0°49′33″W / 51.9180°N 0.8259°W / 51.9180; -0.8259

Hoggeston is a village and is also a civil parish within the Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is about two and a half miles south east of Winslow.

The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Hogg's farm' ('Hogg' being someone's name). In the Domesday Book of 1086 it was recorded as Hochestone.

The village was once granted (in 1314) a Royal charter to hold a market once a week, though this has long since been discontinued.

The parish church is dedicated to the Holy Cross. The church, which from the exterior appears all of one period, has a 16th-century weatherboarded bell turret (containing 3 Change ringing Bells and a Sanctus bell) over the north aisle. The origins of the church are 13th century. There are 14th century additions, and some Perpendicular windows of the same era. The stained glass east window was designed by Sir Niniam Comper in 1949. Anciently there was a fair in the village every year on the feast day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (commonly called Holyrood Day). The wrought iron gate, made in the 1970s, to the church yard depicts a stag, the crest of the Micklem family, who resided at Maines Hill, a house just outside the confines of the village.

South of the church is Hoggeston Manor house. This Jacobean house is built of brick with a blue brick diapering pattern. The house is symmetrical and among its noticeable features are the giant brick pilasters, on the north and south facades. The interior has a remarkable Jacobean oak staircase with dumbbell-shaped balusters.

Hoggeston church interior.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population estimates in England and Wales, mid-2010". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hoggeston at Wikimedia Commons