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Encyclopedia > Edlesborough

Edlesborough is a village in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located in the very east of the county, on the border with Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, about three miles SSW of Dunstable.


The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Eadwulf's barrow'. It was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Eddinberge.


Included within the parish border of Edlesborough are the hamlets of Dagnall, Northall, Ringshall, Horton and Eaton Bray. There is also the hamlet of Witchcraft Bottom, notable as the location where the last witch in Buckinghamshire was tried and hanged.


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Edlesborough (including Dagnall, Horton, Hudnall, and Northall) (1440 words)
EDLESBOROUGH, in the hundred of Cotslow and deanery of Muresley, lies on the borders of Bedfordshire, under the Chiltern hills, near the ancient Ickeneld-Street; about four miles and a half south-west of Dunstaple.
The manor of Bates, in Edlesborough, which had been long attached to that of the neighbouring parish of Eaton-Bray in Bedfordshire, [Footnote: Bates has been attached to the manor of Eaton-Bray, since the time of Sir Reginald Bray, and probably at a much earlier period.] is the property of William Beckford esq.
In the chancel are some brasses of a large size, among which is that of Sir John Swynshide, rector of Edlesborough, who died in 1390: in the north chancel or Rufford's aisle, are some tombs of the family of Rufford.
Edlesborough Parish Council Home Page (160 words)
The Parish of Edlesborough is a rural community at the eastern edge of the Vale of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, which includes the villages of Northall and Dagnall as well as the village of Edlesborough itself.
Since the closure of the picturesque 13th Century church of St Mary the Virgin, Edlesborough, the parish has been ecumenically linked with the adjoining parish of Eaton Bray in Bedfordshire.
This is the official website of Edlesborough Parish Council and is primarily a "notice board" for Parish Council business matters.
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