The Harrow, Bishopstone
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The village name is a common one in England, and means Bishop's Estate. It is not known to which Bishop this refers though as the village lies within the ancient diocese of Lincoln, it presumedly denotes property owned by the Bishop of Lincoln. The village was first recorded in manorial rolls of 1227 as Bissopeston.
Bishopstone resides amongst farm land just a mile east of Stone and two miles south of Aylesbury. The village is overlooked by the Chiltern Hills, most notably Coombe Hill with its Boer War memorial, a well known Buckinghamshire landmark and viewpoint. Bishopstone is easily accessible from the A418 which runs from Aylesbury to Thame in Oxfordshire.
Due to Bishopstone's relatively remote location bus services do not run through the village and the closest train stations are located in Aylesbury and at Little Kimble 2.5 miles south. The Harrow pub on Main Road is licensed and serves food. There is no village shop; however neighbouring Stone is host to two further public houses, an Indian restaurant, a petrol filling station, antiques store, a grocery store and post office.