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For other uses of the word Brill see Brill (disambiguation) Brill may be used in the following ways: A town in the United Kingdom. ...


Brill is a village in Buckinghamshire, England, close to the border with Oxfordshire. It is situated about four miles north west of Long Crendon, seven miles south east of Bicester. Although it is still in possession of a Royal charter to hold a weekly market on account of its prestigious history (see below), there hasn't been a market held here for some years. 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 UK 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 50. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Long Crendon is a village in Buckinghamshire, England, about 3 miles west of Haddenham and 2 miles northwest of Thame. ... Map sources for Bicester at grid reference SP5822 Bicester (pronounced bister) is a town in the Cherwell district of north-eastern Oxfordshire in England, with a population of 28,672 (2001 census). ... A Royal Charter is a charter given by a monarch to legitimize an incorporated body, such as a city, company, university or such. ... Street markets such as this one in Rue Mouffetard, Paris are still common in France. ...


The village name is a combination of Brythonic and Anglo Saxon words for 'hill' (Brythonic breg and Anglo Saxon hyll). At the time of King Edward the Confessor it was a town known as Bruhella. Brythonic is one of two major divisions of Insular Celtic languages (the other being Goidelic). ... 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. ... Edward the Confessor or Eadweard III (c. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ...


The manor of Brill has, for a long time, been a property belonging to the Crown. Edward the Confessor had a grand palace here, that remained in place through to the time of King Charles I, who turned the building into a garrison. This action led to its eventual destruction by John Hampden in 1643 in the English Civil War. There is evidence that kings Henry II, John, Henry III and Stephen all held court here. For the area of Sheffield, in England, see Manor, Sheffield. ... The Crown is a term which is used to separate the government authority and property of the state in a kingdom from any personal influence and private assets held by the current Monarch. ... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ... Charles I (19 November 1600–30 January 1649) was King of Scotland, England and Ireland from 27 March 1625, until his execution. ... Garrison House, built 1675, Dover, NH, USA In the military, garrison is the collective term for the body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but now often simply using it as a home base. ... John Hampden as depicted in the 1851 Illustrated London Reading Book John Hampden (circa 1595—1643) was an English politician, the eldest son of William Hampden, of Hampden House, Great Hampden in Buckinghamshire, a descendant of a very ancient family of that county, said to have been established there before... // Events January 21 - Abel Tasman discovers Tonga February 6 - Abel Tasman discovers the Fiji islands. ... 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. ... Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189) ruled as Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy, and as King of England (1154–1189) and, at various times, controlled parts of Wales, Scotland, eastern Ireland, and western France. ... John (French: Jean) (December 24, c. ... Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) is one of the least-known British monarchs, considering the great length of his reign. ... Stephen (1096 – October 25, 1154), the last Norman King of England, reigned from 1135 to 1154, when he was succeeded by his cousin Henry II, the first of the Angevin or Plantagenet Kings. ...


Ecclesiastically, Brill was originally a chapel of ease to the nearby parish of Oakley, though certainly since the English Civil War it has been a parish in its own right. There was also a convent in Brill, dedicated to St Frideswide, and a hermitage dedicated to St Werburgh, though these were both disbanded during the dissolution of the monasteries. A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Oakley is a village in Buckinghamshire, England. ... This article is about an abbey as a religious building. ... Saint Frideswide (c. ... A hermit (from the Greek erēmos, signifying desert, uninhabited, hence desert-dweller) is a person who lives to some greater or lesser degree in seclusion and/or isolation from society. ... Werburgh (also known as Werburga) (d. ... The Dissolution of the Monasteries (referred to by Roman Catholic writers as the Suppression of the Monasteries) was the formal process, taking place between 1538 and 1541, by which King Henry VIII confiscated the property of the Roman Catholic monastic institutions in England and took them to himself, as the...


After the completion in 1868 of the Aylesbury and Buckingham Railway, the Duke of Buckingham had built the light railway to provide freight access by rail to his estates at Wotton. The extension to Brill gave access to a brickworks there. The line was opened in 1871, and following public demand passenger facilities were provided early in 1872. Originally known as the Brill Tramway, the line’s name changed to "Oxford and Aylesbury Tramroad" when a company was formed in an abortive attempt to extend the line to Oxford. 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The titles Marquess and Duke of Buckingham have been created several times in the peerages of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. ... Places called Wotton in the United Kingdom: Wotton, Devon Wotton, Gloucestershire Wotton, Surrey People called Wotton Paul Wotton, football player for Plymouth Argyle Rob Wotton, sports news presenter/reporter. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ...


The original Quainton Road station was north of the Quainton-Waddesdon road, and wagons from the Brill line reached it by means of a wagon turntable; there was no direct access. When the Metropolitan Railway took over the line in 1896, it doubled the main line from Aylesbury and resited the station to its present position, replacing a level crossing with the present road overbridge; a running connection between the Brill line and the main line was constructed at that time. In 1935 on the creation of the LPTB control was transferred to it from the Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Committee which had taken it over in 1906; the whole branch was closed on 30th November 1935. Quainton railway station at Quainton in Buckinghamshire, England was the northern terminus of the Wotton (later Brill) Tramway. ... Quainton parish church and 17th century Winwood Almshouses Quainton (formerly Quainton Malet) is a village in Buckinghamshire, England, about 5 miles north west of Aylesbury. ... Waddesdon is a village in the Vale of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England, 6 miles from Aylesbury on the A41. ... The Metropolitan Line is a line of the London Underground. ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Aylesbury railway station is the only railway station in Aylesbury. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The hamlet of Little London was founded around the station, in honour of the metropolitan ambiance the planners were trying to evoke. Although the tramway has long gone, Little London is still there. A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ...


Today the village of Brill is very small, but it is easy to see from some of the buildings in the village and the extent of its common land that it was once a grand place. The parish church is dedicated to All Saints. All Saints in Poland The festival of All Saints, also sometimes known as All Hallows, or Hallowmas, is a feast celebrated in their honour. ...


External links

  • Brill Village Website

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Brill is a village in Buckinghamshire, England, close to the border with Oxfordshire.
Ecclesiastically, Brill was originally a chapel of ease to the nearby parish of Oakley, though certainly since the English Civil War it has been a parish in its own right.
There was also a convent in Brill, dedicated to St Frideswide, and a hermitage dedicated to St Werburgh, though these were both disbanded during the dissolution of the monasteries.
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Fran Brill is a actress, voice actress and puppeteer, best known for her roles on Sesame Street.
Her character struggled with sudden widowhood, and Brill received over a thousand letters of condolence.
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