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Buckingham
Statistics
Population: 11,572
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: SP695335
Administration
District: Aylesbury Vale
Shire county: Buckinghamshire
Region: South East England
Constituent country: England
Sovereign state: United Kingdom
Other
Ceremonial county: Buckinghamshire
Historic county: Buckinghamshire
Services
Police force: Thames Valley Police
Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}}
Ambulance: South Central
Post office and telephone
Post town: BUCKINGHAM
Postal district: MK18
Dialling code: 01280
Politics
UK Parliament: Buckingham
European Parliament: South East England

Buckingham is a town situated in north Buckinghamshire approximately 10 miles from the border with Northamptonshire. The town has a population of 11,572 (2001 census). Image File history File links Dot4gb. ... Image File history File links Gb4dot. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The Aylesbury Vale (or Vale of Aylesbury) is a large area of flat land largely to be found in Buckinghamshire, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Constituent country is an official term used to describe three of the four principal component parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK): England; Scotland; Wales. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Thames Valley Police is one of the largest Home Office police services in England and the largest non-metropolitan one, covering 2200 sq mi (5,700 km²) and a population of 2. ... A fire engine belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... This is a list of ambulance services in the United Kingdom: Ambulance services in England, after July 1, 2006 are A few deviations from the above have been made for operational reasons. ... The South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, and Southampton, in the South East England region. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Buckingham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Sign in the entrance of the European Parliament building in Brussels, written in all the official languages used in the European Union as of July 2006 The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The debating chamber, or hemicycle, in Strasbourg The European Parliament building in Brussels The European Parliament (formerly European... South East England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ...


Historically Buckingham was the county town of Buckinghamshire, it was declared county town in 888 by Alfred the Great. (Aylesbury took over this role in the 16th century). As far as entertainment goes, Buckingham has a variety of restaurants and pubs as you would expect in most towns of its size. It has a small array of local shops and Milton Keynes is easily reachable by road. A county town is the capital of a county in Ireland or the United Kingdom. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... Events January 13: With the death of Charles the Fat, the Frankish kingdom is split again, and this time permanently. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Statistics Population: 69,173 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP818138 Administration District: Aylesbury Vale Shire county: Buckinghamshire Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Buckinghamshire Historic county: Buckinghamshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Milton Keynes is a large town in northern Buckinghamshire, in South East England, about 45 miles/75 km north-west of London, and roughly halfway between London and Birmingham. ...

Old County Gaol in Buckingham, built 1748. It is now a museum.
Old County Gaol in Buckingham, built 1748. It is now a museum.

Contents

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Education

The town is home to the UK's first and only private university, the University of Buckingham. Unlike other UK universities, most of its students are from overseas. Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The University of Buckingham is the UKs first and only independent university. ...


Buckingham operates the selective/rejective system of state secondary education. The local state secondary schools are the Royal Latin School (a grammar school) and the Buckingham School (a secondary modern). Stowe School, just outside the town, is an independent school. Education in England is the responsibility of Department for Education and Skills at national level and, in the case of publicly funded compulsory education, of Local Education Authorities. ... The Royal Latin School is a co-educational grammar school in Buckingham, England. ... Grammar school can refer to various types of schools in different English-speaking countries. ... Buckingham School is a co-educational secondary school in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. ... Secondary modern schools are a type of school in British educational systems, part of the Tripartite System. ... Stowe School is a well known British public school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. ... An independent school in the United Kingdom is a school that relies for all or most of its funding on non-governmental sources. ...


Sport

There are two local football teams. These are Buckingham Athletic F.C. based at Stratford Fields, and Buckingham Town F.C. based at Ford Meadow. Buckingham Athletic F.C. are a football club based in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England. ... Buckingham Town F.C. are a football club based in Buckingham, England. ...


Saint Romwald

The town is said to be the final resting place of St Romwald a little known Saxon saint and the grandson of Penda King of Mercia; the parish church at Strixton (Northants) is dedicated to him and the small northern town of Romaldkirk is also thought to be named after him. He was apparently born at King's Sutton, Northants, where he died 3 days later. During his short life, he repeatedly professed his Christian faith and asked for baptism. He is also called Rumwald or Rumbold. [1] The famous parade helmet found at Sutton Hoo, probably belonging to King Raedwald of East Anglia circa 625. ... Stained glass window from the cloister of Worcester Cathedral showing the death of Penda of Mercia. ... Strixton is a small village in Eastern Northamptonshire that borders the main A509 road running between Wellingborough and Milton Keynes. ... Romaldkirk is a village in Teesdale, in the Pennines of England. ... Kings Sutton is a village in the west of Northamptonshire in England near to the River Cherwell that forms the boundary thereabouts with the county of Oxfordshire. ...


Surroundings

The town is centred on the historic market place and contains many 18th century buildings. There are three main roads crossing Buckingham, namely the A413, the A421 (the southern bypass) and the A422. Leaving Buckingham on the A413 northbound you will pass through the neighbouring village of Maids Moreton. Capability Brown's historic formal garden design at Stowe (on the A422 westbound) is an important attraction in the care of the National Trust. Look up Market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... The A413 is a major road in England that links Amersham to Buckingham. ... The A421 is an important road for east/west journeys across the southern midlands of England. ... The A422 is a minor road for east/west journeys in south central England, connecting the county towns of Bedford and Worcester by way of Milton Keynes, Buckingham and Stratford upon Avon. ... Maids Moreton is a village in Buckinghamshire, England. ... Lancelot Brown (1716 – 6 February 1783), more commonly known as Capability Brown, was an English landscape gardener. ... The south or garden front of Stowe from Jones Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen (1819). ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ...


There is a medieval well on the south side of the dismantled railway which borders the town. The well, which is now dry for much of the year, was positioned to exploit the spring line below the crest of a north facing slope overlooking the town.


Nearby towns

Nearby towns include Aylesbury, Bicester, Brackley, Milton Keynes, and Towcester. Statistics Population: 69,173 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP818138 Administration District: Aylesbury Vale Shire county: Buckinghamshire Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Buckinghamshire Historic county: Buckinghamshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office... 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). ... Map sources for Brackley at grid reference SP5837 Brackley is a town in south Northamptonshire, England. ... Milton Keynes is a large town in northern Buckinghamshire, in South East England, about 45 miles/75 km north-west of London, and roughly halfway between London and Birmingham. ... Map sources for Towcester at grid reference SP691481 Towcester (pronounced ) is a small town in Northamptonshire, England with a population of 8,856 (2001 census). ...


Places of interest

Buckingham Chantry Chapel is a 15th-century chapel located in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, and now a National Trust property. ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ... The south or garden front of Stowe from Jones Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen (1819). ... The goals of the Degree Confluence Project are to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections on Earth, and post photographs of each location on the World Wide Web. ...

Famous Residents

David Pickering is an experienced reference books compiler. ...

References

Wikisource has an original article from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica about:
Buckingham
  1. ^ Shirley, Rodney. St Rumbold of Buckingham. The University of Buckingham. Retrieved on 2006-09-21.

Image File history File links Wikisource-logo. ... The original Wikisource logo. ... Encyclopædia Britannica, the 11th edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The University of Buckingham is the UKs first and only independent university. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ...

See also

The titles Marquess and Duke of Buckingham, named after Buckingham, have been created several times in the peerages of England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. ... The boundaries of Buckinghamshire have changed considerably over a number of years. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Buckingham Township is a township located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ...

External links

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River Great Ouse edit
Administrative areas: Northamptonshire | Buckinghamshire | Bedfordshire | Cambridgeshire | Norfolk
Flows into: The Wash

Towns (upstream to downstream): Brackley | Buckingham | Old Stratford
Milton Keynes (Stony Stratford, Wolverton, New Bradwell, Stantonbury, Great Linford) | Newport Pagnell | Olney | Kempston | Bedford | St Neots | Godmanchester | Huntingdon | St Ives | Ely | Littleport | Downham Market | King's Lynn
The Great Ouse at St Neots The River Great Ouse is a river in the east of England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... Bedfordshire is a county in England and forms part of the East of England region. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... The Wash, as seen looking west from Heacham, Norfolk The Wash is also the name of a 2001 film. ... Map sources for Brackley at grid reference SP5837 Brackley is a town in south Northamptonshire, England. ... Old Stratford is a village in the south of the English county of Northamptonshire. ... Milton Keynes is a large town in northern Buckinghamshire, in South East England, about 45 miles/75 km north-west of London, and roughly halfway between London and Birmingham. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Wolverton is a town now part of Milton Keynes, England. ... New Bradwell is (mainly) a Victorian new town that is now part of Milton Keynes new city, on its northern edge. ... Stantonbury is an area of Milton Keynes, England. ... Great Linford is a village in the Unitary District of Milton Keynes, England. ... Map sources for Newport Pagnell at grid reference SP873437 Newport Pagnell is a town in the traditional county of Buckinghamshire, England. ... Olney is a small town near Milton Keynes, England with a population of around 6,000 people. ... Map sources for Kempston at grid reference TL0347 Kempston (pronounced Kemstun) is a town in Bedfordshire, England. ... Statistics Population: 82,488 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TL055495 Administration District: Bedford Shire county: Bedfordshire Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Bedfordshire Historic county: Bedfordshire Services Police force: Bedfordshire Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: East of England Post office and... St Neots is a town of about 26,000 people on the River Great Ouse, the largest town in Cambridgeshire, England, (Cambridge itself is a city). ... Post Street in Godmanchester Godmanchester is a small town in England, immediately south of the larger town of Huntingdon on the southern bank of the River Great Ouse. ... Huntingdon is a town in the county of Cambridgeshire in East Anglia, England. ... St Ives is a medium-sized market town the east of England (around 15 miles north-west of the city of Cambridge). ... Statistics Population: 15,102 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TL535799 Administration District: East Cambridgeshire Shire county: Cambridgeshire Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Cambridgeshire Historic county: Cambridgeshire Services Police force: Ambulance service: East of England Post office and telephone Post town: ELY... Location within the British Isles. ... Map sources for Downham Market at grid reference TF6103 Downham Market, also known simply as Downham, is a town and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. ... Kings Lynn is a town and port in the English county of Norfolk. ...


Major tributaries (upstream to downstream by confluence): River Ouzel (or Lovat) | River Ivel
River Kym | Old Bedford River | New Bedford River | River Cam | River Lark | River Little Ouse | River Wissey
Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. ... See also Lovat River (Russia). ... The River Ivel is a river in the east of England. ... The River Kym is a river in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. ... The Old Bedford River is a tributary of the River Great Ouse in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England. ... The New Bedford River, also known as the Hundred Foot Drain because of the distance between the tops of the two embankments on either side of the river, is a man-made tributary of the River Great Ouse in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England. ... The River Cam is a tributary of the River Great Ouse in the east of England. ... The River Lark is a river in England. ... Little Ouse (light blue) and Great Ouse (dark) The Little Ouse is a river in the east of England, a tributary of the River Great Ouse. ... The River Wissey is a river in the east of England. ...


Major bridges (upstream to downstream): Harrold bridge | A428 Turvey bridge | A428 Bromham bypass
A6 Bedford Town Bridge | A421 Bedford bypass | Great Barford Bridge
A428 Bridge St Neots | St Neots Town Bridge | Godmanchester Chinese Bridge
A14 bridge, River Great Ouse | Huntingdon Old Bridge | St Ives Bridge Harrold is a village and civil parish in the Bedford of Bedfordshire, England, around twelve miles north-west of Bedford. ... The A428 road is a major road in central and eastern England. ... Turvey is a picturesque village about six miles west of Bedford. ... The A428 road is a major road in central and eastern England. ... Bromham Church Bromham is a village in Bedfordshire, England, west of the town of Bedford. ... This article is about the A6 road in England. ... Statistics Population: 82,488 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TL055495 Administration District: Bedford Shire county: Bedfordshire Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Bedfordshire Historic county: Bedfordshire Services Police force: Bedfordshire Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: East of England Post office and... The A421 is an important road for east/west journeys across the southern midlands of England. ... Statistics Population: 82,488 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TL055495 Administration District: Bedford Shire county: Bedfordshire Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Bedfordshire Historic county: Bedfordshire Services Police force: Bedfordshire Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: East of England Post office and... The early fifteenth century Great Barford Bridge spans the River Great Ouse at Great Barford, Bedfordshire. ... St Neots is a town of about 26,000 people on the River Great Ouse, the largest town in Cambridgeshire, England, (Cambridge itself is a city). ... Godmanchester Chinese Bridge is a landmark of the town of Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire, England). ... The Old Bridge over the Great Ouse in Huntingdon, Cambs; the footbridge to Godmanchester is obscured. ... The fifteenth century St Ives Bridge across the fast-flowing River Great Ouse in St Ives, Cambridgeshire is famous for incorporating a chapel. ...

Longest UK rivers: 1. Severn 2. Thames 3. Trent 4. Great Ouse 5. Wye 6. Tay 7. Spey 8. Nene 9. Clyde 10. Tweed 11. Eden 12. Dee

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