Little Kingshill shown within Buckinghamshire
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Little Missenden|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||HIGH WYCOMBE|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Little Kingshill is a small village in the parish of Little Missenden in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located in the Chiltern Hills, about five miles west of Amersham, about two and a half miles south of Great Missenden and about four and a half miles north west of High Wycombe.
The hamlet name 'Kingshill' means a hill in possession of the king, which local folklore suggests was King John; there is certainly evidence of King John granting the manor at Kingshill to Hugh de Gournay in 1213, although this same document states that the land was previously possessed by Geoffrey fitzPeter. The affix 'Little' was added later to differentiate between the hamlet and neighbouring village Great Kingshill, although the two are in separate parishes and, indeed, separate districts.
Little Kingshill has two pubs: The Full Moon and The Nags Head. The main road, called Windsor Lane, is home to the playing fields, the Baptist church and the village school. This Chiltern village is surrounded by Metropolitan Green Belt countryside.
Little Kingshill has its own primary school. Little Kingshill School also has a nursery and caters for children from 3-11 years. It is controlled by Buckinghamshire County Council. Many of the village children attend Little Kingshill school, as do children from a wide surrounding area. The school's most recent Ofsted report in 2011 judged the school to be "Outstanding".
- "The Lands of the Normans in England: Document Item 154 Details". HRI Online. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- Little Kingshill Village Society
- Little Kingshill Cricket Club
- Little Kingshill School
- Little Kingshill Baptist Church
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