Poundon

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Poundon
Poundon House - geograph.org.uk - 717155.jpg
Poundon House
Poundon is located in Buckinghamshire
Poundon
Poundon
Poundon shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 114 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SP645255
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BICESTER
Postcode district OX27
Dialling code 01869
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
Coordinates: 51°55′29″N 1°03′34″W / 51.9246°N 1.0594°W / 51.9246; -1.0594

Poundon is a hamlet and a civil parish in Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located near the Oxfordshire border, about four miles northeast of Bicester, three miles southwest of Steeple Claydon.

The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, though its meaning is uncertain. In manorial rolls of 1255 it was recorded as Paundon.

During the Second World War Poundon was the site of stations 53b and 53c of the Special Operations Executive (SOE). Just outside the village is Tower Hill Business Park. This used to be Poundon Hill Wireless Station, a FCO/MI6 signals intelligence station. [2] [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
  2. ^ Turnbull, Alan (24 August 2006). ""Secret Bases" Part 1". Pagliacci Productions Limited. Retrieved 2006-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Get-a-map - Poundon Hill". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2006-08-30.