Granborough

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Granborough
Granborough Village Hall - geograph.org.uk - 606196.jpg
Granborough Village Hall
St. John the Baptist, Granborough - geograph.org.uk - 606027.jpg
St. John the Baptist
Granborough is located in Buckinghamshire
Granborough
Granborough
Granborough shown within Buckinghamshire
Population545 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSP768250
Civil parish
  • Granborough
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBUCKINGHAM
Postcode districtMK18
Dialling code01296
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
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51°55′01″N 0°53′02″W / 51.917°N 0.884°W / 51.917; -0.884Coordinates: 51°55′01″N 0°53′02″W / 51.917°N 0.884°W / 51.917; -0.884
Not to be confused with Grandborough in Warwickshire

Granborough (previously Grandborough) is a village and civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located about five miles north of Waddesdon, seven miles south east of Buckingham. The nearest town is Winslow.

The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'green hill'. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was recorded as Grenesberga.

Anciently the manor of Granborough was owned by the abbey at St Albans, though in the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1547 ownership passed automatically to the Crown.

The ancient parish church, dedicated to St John the Baptist, was demolished during the English Civil War, though was rebuilt shortly after the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1685.

The village is still one of the possessions of the Crown.

There is a public house, logically called the Crown. After the parish church the most interesting building is the neat half-timbered Arts and Crafts village hall. Granborough still has very many thatched cottages and houses, many of them in Green End, a hamlet attached to the village.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Granborough at Wikimedia Commons