Charndon shown within Buckinghamshire
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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.
- Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
- Page, W.H., ed. (1927). A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 4. Victoria County History. pp. 254–259.