World's End, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates: 51°46′30″N 0°45′21″W / 51.775°N 0.7557°W / 51.775; -0.7557

World's End
World's End is located in Buckinghamshire
World's End
World's End
 World's End shown within Buckinghamshire
OS grid reference SP858092
District Aylesbury Vale
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town AYLESBURY
Postcode district HP22
Dialling code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Aylesbury
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World's End is a hamlet 0.5 miles (0.80 km) north of Wendover, Buckinghamshire. It is part of the civil parish of Wendover which is in Aylesbury Vale district. Today the settlement straddles the B4009. Prior to the construction of the Wendover Bypass World's End was on the A413.

The hamlet's name is commonly associated with dwellings or places in remote locations, on the outskirts, or just beyond the limit of a town.[1] Until recently there were two pubs in World's End. The first was called 'The End of the World' which closed in 2006 and in the 19th century was known as 'The Swan Inn'.[2] The second pub was 'The Marquis of Granby' which can be traced back until 16th century, and has now been renovated and renamed 'The Village Gate'.[3]

A large garden centre is located at the north end of the settlement. Along World's End Way, is the old Weston Turville Reservoir. It was constructed to provide water for the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal. It is now a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills A. D. Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names (2001) p254 ISBN 0-19-860957-4 Retrieved19 August 2010
  2. ^ Pub Previous Name The Swan, Accessed 19 August 2010
  3. ^ Marquis of Granby Pub British History on Line, Accessed: 19 August 2010