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Princes Risborough a Potted History: Princes Risborough is a small market town positioned in the county of Buckinghamshire (Bucks), England, United Kingdom, it sits about 8 miles north-west of High Wycombe and about nine miles to the south of Aylesbury. In 2011, Princes Risborough had 8,101 residents (a rise on the 2001 figure of 7,978). The town is placed at the foot of the picturesque Chiltern Hills and is reached by way of the A4010 which runs between West Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville.

When the Domesday Book was put together in 1086, the town was simply known as Risborough and was a royal manor (previously held by King Harold). Its name derives from the old English which means something like "brushwood covered hills" or "scrub covered hills". The town changed its name to Princes Risborough when it was held by Edward the Black Prince in 1344. This area was of course settled centuries before this and possibly developed as a link for travellers going between the River Thames and the Icknield Way, with it lying advantageously in a broad opening in the Chiltern Hills.

Princes Risborough has been a market town since the early Sixteenth Century when it was granted a royal charter by Henry 8th, this allowed the town to hold a weekly market (every Thursday) and two annual fairs (which are still held presently in October and May).

Princes Risborough today is a vibrant little town, though the centre and High St has been less busy ever since the development of the "by-pass" New Road in the 1980's.

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

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

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