Charndon

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Charndon
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Charndon
Charndon is located in Buckinghamshire
Charndon
Charndon
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population862 {2011 Census including Calvert}[1]
OS grid referenceSP6724
Civil parish
  • Charndon
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBicester
Postcode districtOX27
Dialling code01296
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
51°55′05″N 1°01′26″W / 51.918°N 1.024°W / 51.918; -1.024Coordinates: 51°55′05″N 1°01′26″W / 51.918°N 1.024°W / 51.918; -1.024

Charndon is a hamlet and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England.

The hamlet's toponym combines Brythonic and Old English origins, as is common with other places in this part of the country (see, for example, Brill and Bow Brickhill). It means "cairn hill", cairn being a Celtic word for a ceremonial hill or pile of stones. The Domesday Book of 1086 records the hamlet as Credendone.

Within the hamlet of Charndon is the Charndon Grounds estate, once the site of a large country house.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013

Further reading[edit]

  • Page, W.H., ed. (1927). A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 4. Victoria County History. pp. 254–259.