Preston Bissett

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Preston Bissett
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Preston Bissett
Preston Bissett is located in Buckinghamshire
Preston Bissett
Preston Bissett
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population282 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSP6529
Civil parish
  • Preston Bissett
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBuckingham
Postcode districtMK18
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
List of places
51°57′47″N 1°02′38″W / 51.963°N 1.044°W / 51.963; -1.044Coordinates: 51°57′47″N 1°02′38″W / 51.963°N 1.044°W / 51.963; -1.044

Preston Bissett is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. It is about four miles SSW of Buckingham, six miles north east of Bicester in Oxfordshire. The soil is clay and gravel, but the subsoil varies. The parish is watered by a tributary of the River Great Ouse.

The toponym "Preston" is common in England; it is derived from the Old English for "priest's farm". The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as Prestone. The affix "Bissett" came later and refers to the lords of the manor, distinguishing it from other places called Preston.

The village has a public house, the White Hart. As of 1927, the History of the County of Buckingham described the village as 'picturesque', mainly composed of thatched cottages grouped around the parish church, which in turn stood in a churchyard on rising ground; although it reported there were "a few modern residences" on the east end of the village.[2]

Lords of the Manor[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • Page, W.H., ed. (1927). A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 4. Victoria County History. pp. 215–220.
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus (1973) [1966]. Buckinghamshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 225. ISBN 0-14-071019-1.

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