Princes Risborough

Princes Risborough Buckinghamshire: Welcome to our website for the town of Princes Risborough located in the county of Buckinghamshire, England, UK. This website has been designed to help you find information about Princes Risborough and also find local services and facilities.

Princes Risborough a Potted History: Princes Risborough is a smallish market town positioned in the county of Buckinghamshire (Bucks), England, it stands around eight miles north-west of High Wycombe and around 9 miles to the south of Aylesbury. In the 2011 census, Princes Risborough had 8,101 residents (a tiny rise on the 2001 census figure of 7,978). The town sits at the foot of the picturesque Chiltern Hills and is accessed via the A4010 which runs between West Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville.

When the Domesday Book was put together in 1086, the town was called Risborough and was a royal manor (earlier controlled by King Harold). Its name "Risborough" comes from the old English meaning more or less "scrub covered hills" or "brushwood covered hills". The town changed its name to Princes Risborough when it was held by Edward the Black Prince in 1344. This area was however populated long before this and possibly developed as a stop off point for those travelling between the River Thames and the Icknield Way, with it lying conveniently in a broad gap in the Chiltern Hills.

Princes Risborough has been a market town since 1523 when it was granted a royal charter by King Henry 8th, this enabled the town to put on a market every week (each Thursday) and two annual fairs (still held at present in May and October).

Princes Risborough today is a bustling little town, although the centre and High St area has been more laid back ever since the development of the New Road "by-pass" in the 1980's.

The postcode district for Princes Risborough is HP27 while the dialling code for Princes Risborough is 01844.

Among the many places adjacent to Princes Risborough are: Kimble Wick, Askett, Speen, Bledlow, Great Kimble, Holly Green, Monks Risborough, Towersey, Bledlow Ridge, Emmington, Aston Rowant, Great Hampden, Kingsey, Loosley Row, Butler's Cross, Bradenham, Wendover, Prestwood, Parslows Hillock, Pitch Green, Green Hailey, Meadle, Little Kimble, Owlswick, Dunsmore, Parkfield, Henton, Whiteleaf, Sydenham, Aston Sandford, Chinnor, Crowell, Skittle Green, Walter's Ash, Kingston Blount, Horsenden, Lacey Green, Stoke Mandeville, Ilmer, Little Hampden, Longwick.

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