Poundon

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Poundon
Poundon House - geograph.org.uk - 717155.jpg
Poundon House
Poundon is located in Buckinghamshire
Poundon
Poundon
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population114 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSP645255
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBICESTER
Postcode districtOX27
Dialling code01869
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
51°55′29″N 1°03′34″W / 51.9246°N 1.0594°W / 51.9246; -1.0594Coordinates: 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.