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Akeley is a village and civil parish about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of Buckingham in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire. The village is on the Towcester road (A413) between the villages of Lillingstone Dayrell and Maids Moreton. The 2001 Census recorded a parish population of 545.
The village was controlled by the Cluniac priory of nearby Newton Longville on behalf of the priory of Saint Faith in Longueville in northern France. The parish church of St. James the Apostle was built in Akeley in 1154. It was rebuilt to designs by the Gothic Revival architect John Tarring in 1854 and restored in 1901. By the mid 20th century St. James' had fallen into disrepair and in 1979 it was demolished. Akeley presently does not have its own parish church; it is part of the North Buckingham ecclesiastical parish.
Today Akeley hosts an annual horticultural show, which has been run since 1976.
The ancient hamlet of Stockholt once lay within the parish boundary. It has been amalgamated with the modern village.
- Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 2 February 2013
- Page, 1927, pages 144-147
- Pevsner, 1963, page 76
- Page, William (ed.) (1927). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 4. pp. 144–147.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1973) . The Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 46. ISBN 0-14-071019-1.
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