Talk:Princes Risborough

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The town has also spawned a long list of rich and famous socialites, namely Gareth Riseborough, a wealthy Rhodesian businessman who can draw his geneology back to the original surveyor of this plot of land.

There are two main problems with this: Risborough isn't named after someone called Risborough or Riseborough as is plainly explained in the article, and if someone's surname does come from this area it's likely to be the other way around: the surname came from the place. Please provide references including whom this individual is before including it in the article again. -- Francs2000 19:20, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Changes to the Article[edit]

I have deleted some facts which are untrue and some of which conflict with the article on Monks Risborough. I have queried others which I did not know and may be true, but full supporting references are needed. There is a separate article on the Manor House which I should have thought would be better as a separate section in this article; people searching for the Manor House can be re-directed here. It includes an old quotation on the history of the manor which has nothing to do with the manor house and should probably be moved here in any event, but i will wait to see if there are any comments first. Waysider1925 (talk) 18:17, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

I have included 2 new sections on Manorial History and the town under the Black Prince. I am working on other additions and changes

Waysider1925 (talk) 18:34, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

I have added a new account of the railway at Princes Risborough and am working on new sections on the Church and the Manor House

Waysider1925 (talk) 12:45, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Markets and Fairs[edit]

This section previously read as follows: "The market in the town was granted by King Henry III, so was the privilege of the townsmen to be excused from attending quarterly assizes."

This quotes no references and is not confirmed by any of the books which I have seen. If anybody does have references for it, plese re-instate it with the references.

It would also be usefu to have an authoritative note of the present position.

Waysider1925 (talk) 16:31, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Manor House[edit]

I have included a new section on the Manor House divided into two parts, dealing with the medieval manor house and the house now called the Manor House, though it has been Brook House for most of its existence.

I am aware that there is a separate article on Princes Risborough Manor House but it quotes no sources and some of it is of doubtful accuracy.

I do not think it is of sufficient importance for a separate article and I think it belongs here. It is my intention to merge the old article and to redirect here, when I can find the time to do this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Waysider1925 (talkcontribs) 19:43, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

The former separate article on the Manor House has now been merged with this article. It re-directs to the section on the present Manor House. Some further editing of this section is in preparation.

Waysider1925 (talk) 17:54, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Chalk hillside carving[edit]

I can't believe nobody mentioned the very noticeable cross carved in the chalky hillside overlooking Princes Risborough. I'll add a brief mention but I don't know anything about it except from seeing it from the air and on aerial maps. 80.229.205.129 (talk) 19:35, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

As you will see, I have amended your reference to Whiteleaf Cross in the lead to the article and have deleted the brief reference which was already in a later section. There is a separate article on the cross and it is also mentioned in the article on Monks Risborough, but it is certainly promninent above Princes Risborough and I see no harm in mentioning it here also.

Waysider1925 (talk) 10:10, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Two comments[edit]

  • I find it odd that the feature that Princes Risborough is most famous for is completely absent here?
  • The bit on the Manor House looks to be out of place here, as 1) it takes up a disproportional amount of space, 2) it is not really all that closely connected with the history of the town and 3) it is not really all that noticeable in the town? - Risborough (talk) 06:04, 30 May 2012 (UTC)