Preston Bissett

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Preston Bissett
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Preston Bissett
Preston Bissett is located in Buckinghamshire
Preston Bissett
Preston Bissett
 Preston Bissett shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 282 [1]
OS grid reference SP6529
Civil parish Preston Bissett
District Aylesbury Vale
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Buckingham
Postcode district MK18
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
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Coordinates: 51°57′47″N 1°02′38″W / 51.963°N 1.044°W / 51.963; -1.044

Preston Bissett is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. It is about four miles SSW of Buckingham, six miles north east of Bicester in Oxfordshire. The soil is clay and gravel, but the subsoil varies. The parish is watered by a tributary of the River Great Ouse.

The toponym "Preston" is common in England; it is derived from the Old English for "priest's farm". The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as Prestone. The affix "Bissett" came later and refers to the lords of the manor, distinguishing it from other places called Preston.

The village has a public house, the White Hart. As of 1927, the History of the County of Buckingham described the village as 'picturesque', mainly composed of thatched cottages grouped around the parish church, which in turn stood in a churchyard on rising ground; although it reported there were "a few modern residences" on the east end of the village.[2]

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