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Bierton is a village in Buckinghamshire, England, about half a mile north of the town of Aylesbury. The mainly farming parish is 10 kmĀ² in size. The parish church is dedicated to St James. A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Map of Bucks (1904) Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... St Marys Church, Aylesbury Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire in south central England. ... James is a common given name. ...


The village name was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Bortone and means "farmstead near a stronghold" in modern English. The hamlets of Broughton, Broughton Crossing and Burcott lie within the Bierton with Broughton parish boundary. Domesday Book (also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester), was the record of the great survey of England completed in 1086, executed for William the Conqueror, that was similar to a census by a government of today. ... Events Domesday Book is completed in England Emperor Shirakawa of Japan starts his cloistered rule Imam Ali Mosque is rebuilt by the Seljuk Malik Shah I after being destroyed by fire. ... Broughton is a hamlet to the east of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England. ... Broughton is a hamlet to the east of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England. ... Burcott, in this sense, is a hamlet in the parish of Bierton, Buckinghamshire, England. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ...


The development of Bierton as a village was hampered by its being a linear settlement located along the last road leading from Aylesbury to have its toll gate removed. The extra costs involved in travelling northwards using this route deterred many merchants, who favoured the less costly route via Winslow and Buckingham. The village remained an important point on this alternative northward route however, due to the presence of a wagon pond. This was used to swell the wooden axels of Carts, and was a popular watering spot for carthorses. St Marys Church, Aylesbury Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire in south central England. ... Winslow is the name of two places in the United Kingdom: Winslow, Buckinghamshire Winslow, Herefordshire It is also the name of the following places in the United States of America: Winslow, Arizona Winslow, Arkansas Winslow, Illinois Winslow, Indiana Winslow, Maine Winslow, Nebraska Winslow Township, New Jersey Winslow Township, Pennsylvania Winslow... Buckingham is a town situated in north Buckinghamshire approximately 10 miles from the border with Northamptonshire. ...


At one point the village contained no fewer than seven Public Houses and Porter Houses. The stained glass door of the long since defunct "Star" can still be seen. The two remaining hostelries are the historically significant Red Lion, and the Bell. A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries influenced by British cultural heritage. ...


The Red Lion public house is a 16th Century Inn, and was significant during the English Civil War. Bierton was a Royalist stronghold, at odds with it's larger roundhead neighbour of Aylesbury, and the Red Lion was host to many Cavalier Officers, and rumours have it to Charles I himself. Bierton was the site of a minor Civil War Battle, the battle site being to the northwest of the village towards Weedon. The term English Civil War (or Wars) refers to the series of armed conflicts and political machinations which took place between Parliamentarians and Royalists from 1642 until 1651. ... The noun or adjective, Royalist, can have several shades of meaning. ... The Roundheads was the nickname given to big supporters of the Parliamentarian cause in the English Civil War. ... Headline text Cavalier has multiple meanings: Cavalier is a male ballet dancer. ... The name Charles I is used to refer to numerous persons in history: Kings: Charles I of England, Scotland, and Ireland Charles I of France (also known as Charles the Bald) Charles I of Spain (also known as Charles V of the German Empire) Charles I of Romania Charles I... Weedon is the name of more than one place. ...


The major industry of the village in times past was Brick making. Sitting on large sub-strata of Bierton Complex blue clay, the resource was mined for several centuries, and the bricks were fired close to the quarry. Brick Kiln lane exists to this day, although the workings themselves are no longer active.


The Clay pits are now quiet pools, known as The Ponds. They have been turned into a private Carp and Tench fishery, who's fishing plots are extremely highly sought after.


A well close to the church of St James the Great, is dedicated to St Osyth, a local Anglo Saxon Princess, born at Quarrendon Palace. Reputedly beheaded by the Danes after having earlier drowned in a stream and revived by nuns, it was said that wells sprung up wherever she walked. Ancient Bierton was on an important route eastwards from the Palace, and it is for this reason that the well bears her name in dedication. St Osyth is a village in North East Essex in the south east of the United Kingdom. ... The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ... Quarrendon is both the name of an ancient village on the outskirts of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire and the name of a large housing estate that forms part of Aylesbury. ...



Today with Aylesbury growing at the rate that it is, the village is at risk of becoming a suburb of the larger town. All that separates the two presently is a field of allotments about a hundred yards wide, owned by Bierton with Broughton Parish Council. It has been suggested that Suburbia be merged into this article or section. ...


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Bierton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (525 words)
The development of Bierton as a village was hampered by its being a linear settlement located along the last road leading from Aylesbury to have its toll gate removed.
Bierton was a Royalist stronghold, at odds with it's larger roundhead neighbour of Aylesbury, and the Red Lion was host to many Cavalier Officers, and rumours have it to Charles I himself.
Ancient Bierton was on an important route eastwards from the Palace, and it is for this reason that the well bears her name in dedication.
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