Bow Brickhill

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Bow Brickhill
Bow Brickhill Church.JPG
All Saints Church, Bow Brickhill
Bow Brickhill is located in Milton Keynes
Bow Brickhill
Bow Brickhill
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Bow Brickhill is located in Buckinghamshire
Bow Brickhill
Bow Brickhill
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population562 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSP9034
Civil parish
  • Bow Brickhill
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMilton Keynes
Postcode districtMK17
Dialling code01908
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
52°00′04″N 0°40′59″W / 52.001°N 0.683°W / 52.001; -0.683Coordinates: 52°00′04″N 0°40′59″W / 52.001°N 0.683°W / 52.001; -0.683

Bow Brickhill is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.[2] It is a short distance south east of Milton Keynes itself.

The village name is a combination of Brythonic and Old English words for 'hill' (Brythonic: breg, Anglo Saxon hyll). The prefix 'Bow' comes from an Anglo Saxon personal name, Bolla. The various names of the village given in historic records were Brichelle (11th century); Brichull (12th century); Bolle Brichulle, Bellebrikhulle (13th century).,[3] Bolbrykhull [4] Bolbryghyll (15th century, 1418)[5]

The Church of England parish church of All Saints stands apart from the rest of the village, on the side of a steep hill. The church probably dates from the 12th century but heavy remodelling in the 15th century obliterated most of the earlier details. The church was extensively restored by Browne Willis in 1757.[3]

The hymn tune Bow Brickhill by Sydney Nicholson was composed in honour of All Saints' parish church, after Nicholson and his choristers from Westminster Abbey performed there in 1923.

Bow Brickhill railway station, about 0.5 miles (800 m) west of the village, is on the Marston Vale Line that links Bletchley and Bedford.

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  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Bow Brickhill (E04012177)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  2. ^ Parishes in Milton Keynes Archived 2009-06-08 at the Wayback Machine - Milton Keynes Council.
  3. ^ a b 'Parishes : Bow Brickhill' - Victoria History of the Counties of England A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 4 (1927), pp. 289-293. Date accessed: 21 December 2009.
  4. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas. National Archives; CP 40/541; year 1396;; third entry: William Cheval, as defendant
  5. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas. National Archives; CP 40/629;; 5th entry, home of William Chevall, the first defendant, in a plea of debt, in Latin

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