Princes Risborough

Princes Risborough is a small town in Buckinghamshire, England, about 9 miles south of Aylesbury and 8 miles north west of High Wycombe. Bledlow lies to the west and Monks Risborough to the east. It lies at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, at the north end of a gap or pass through the Chilterns, the south end of which is at West Wycombe. The A4010 road follows this route from West Wycombe through the town and then on to Aylesbury.

Historically it was both a Manor and an ecclesiastical parish, of the same extent as the Manor, which comprised the present ecclesiastical parish of Princes Risborough (excluding Ilmer) and also the present ecclesiastical parish of Lacey Green, which became a separate parish in the 19th century. It was long and narrow (a "strip parish"), taking in land below the Chiltern scarp, the slope of the scarp itself and also land above the scarp extending into the Chiltern hills. The manor and the parish extended from Longwick in the north through Alscot, the town of Princes Risborough, Loosley Row and Lacey Green to Speen and Walters Ash in the south.

Since 1934 the civil parish of Princes Risborough (formerly the same as the ecclesiastical parish) has included the town of Princes Risborough, the village of Monks Risborough (but not the outlying parts) and part of Horsenden but has excluded Longwick. It is within the Wycombe district of Buckinghamshire and operates as a town council within Wycombe district.

The town is overlooked by the Whiteleaf Cross, carved in the chalk of the hillside, though the cross itself is in Monks Risborough.

Read more about Princes Risborough:  The Name, Risborough in 1086, Risborough As A Royal Manor, Risborough Under The Black Prince, Manor House, Market and Fairs, Modern Times, Sports and Recreation, Books Mentioned in The Notes

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Princes Risborough - Books Mentioned in The Notes
... Barber, Richard Edward Prince of Wales and Aquitaine 'A biography of the Black Prince' (London 1978) Domesday Book (text translation edited by John ... F.M The Place Names of Buckinghamshire (Cambridge, 1925) Register of Edward the Black Prince, preserved in the Public Record Office '4 volumes' (H.M.S.O ...
Thame Railway Station
... of an extension from High Wycombe via Princes Risborough ... In 1963 British Railways withdrew passenger services between Princes Risborough and Oxford, closed all intermediate stations including Thame, and ... A BP depot remained at Thame and the line from Princes Risborough remained open for oil trains to serve it ...
Aylesbury Railway Station - Services
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