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    Addingrove
    Eddingrave: Hugh from Walter Giffard.
    Addingrove Farm.

    Addington
    Ed(d)intone: Robert of Romney from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Secluded parkland; 2 manor houses.

    Adstock
    Edestoche: Ambrose from William Peverel.
    Some thatched, timber-framed houses.

    Akeley
    Achelei: Robert from Walter Giffard.
    Attractive, tree-shaded; built round a square.

    Amersham
    Elm(n)odesham: Roger from Bishop of Bayeux; Aelmer from Count of Mortain; Geoffrey de Mandeville; Wulfgeat from Hugh de Bolbec; Thurstan Mantle; Jocelyn le Breton. 2 mills.
    Town. 17th century buildings; Mantles Green commemorates Thurstan Mantle.

    Ashendon
    Assedo(u)ne: Richard from Walter Giffard; Vicking from Miles Crispin.

    Aston Abbotts
    Estone: St. Albans Abbey.
    The Abbey is a large house built on the side of what was once the abbot's country seat.

    Aston Clinton
    Estone: Edward of Salisbury. Mill.
    Busy; Victorian and modern houses along a main road.

    Aston Sandford
    Estone: Robert from Bishop of Bayeux; Miles Crispin; Odo from Mainou le Breton.

    Aylesbury
    Eilesberia / e: King's land with the Bishop of Lincoln holding the church. 2 mills.
    County town that spread rapidly in the 1960s from its medieval and Georgian centre. It was the home of John Wilkes, the radical 18th century politician.

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    Barton Hartshorn
    Bertone: Arnulf de Hesdin from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Tudor manor house.

    Beachampton
    Bec(h)entone: Hugh from Walter Giffard; Leofwin of Nuneham from the king and from Roger d'Ivry.
    Beachampton Hall manor house; The Grange, a timber-framed farmhouse.

    Beachendon
    Bichedone: Bishop of Bayeux; Miles Crispin.
    Beachendon Farm.

    Bedgrove
    Begraue: Roger from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Bedgrove Farm.

    Biddlesden
    Bech(t)esdene: King's land; Count of Mortain. 2 mills.
    A large 18th century house stands on the site of a Cistercian abbey.

    Bierton
    Bortone: Roger from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Absorbed by Aylesbury.

    Bledlow
    Bledlai: Count of Mortain. Mill.
    Built round a ravine of the River Lyde.

    Bourton
    Bo(u)rtune: King's land (assessed in Buckingham); Hugh from Walter Giffard. 2 mills.
    On the outskirts of Buckingham.

    Boveney
    Boueni(a)e: Reinbald the Priest, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king; Gerard from Giles brother of Ansculf.
    Ancient disused church near Boveney Court, a 15th century timber-framed house.

    Bow Brickhill
    Brichelle: Robert from Bishop of Lisieux; Ralph and Robert from Walter Giffard. Mill.
    Picturesque. It climbs the steep slope of a wooded hill crowned by Danesborough hill fort.

    Boycott
    Boicote: Reinbald.
    Boycott Manor.

    Bradenham
    Bradeham: Swarting and Harding from the king.
    The childhood home of Benjamin Disraeli (1804-81), now owned by the National Trust.

    Bradwell
    Bradew(uu)elle: Walter Hacket from Walter Giffard; William de Feugeres from William FitzAnsculf (who, as sheriff, wrongfully dispossessed William Cholsey).
    Remains of a 12th century Benedictine priory; earthworks of a motte and bailey castle.

    Brill
    Brunhelle: King's land.
    Hilltop; clay-working centre for 600 years; 17th century postmill; mineral spring.

    Brook
    Broch:
    Lost. Remembered only in the name of Brook's Copse.

    Broughton (near Aylesbury)
    Brotone: William de Warenne.
    Broughton Manor Farm; traces of an ancient moat.

    Broughton (near Moulsoe)
    Brotone: Hugh from Walter Giffard; Morcar, the pre-Conquest holder, from Countess Judith. Mill.
    Medieval wall paintings in church; manor farm with charming timber-framed buildings.

    Buckingham
    Bochingheham: with Bortune 1 hide TRE, now the same. Land for 8 ploughs; in lordship 2. 26 burgesses, 11 smallholders, 2 slaves. Mill, pasture. Value 10 TRE; now pays 16 in white silver. Bishop Remigius [Bishop of Lincoln] holds the church. Bishop Wulfwy held it from King Edward.Bishop of Coutances has 3 burgesses. Earl Hugh has 1 burgess, Burghard of Shenley's man. Robert d'Oilly has 1 burgess, Azor son of Toti's man. Roger d'Ivry has 4 burgesses, all Azor's men. Hugh de Bolbec has 4 burgesses, Alfric's men. Mainou le Breton has 4 burgesses, men of Edeva, wife of Sired. Hascoit Musard has 1 burgess, Azor son of Toti's man. Arnulf de Hesdin has 1 burgess, Wiglaf's man. William de Castellion has 2 burgesses, Earl Leofwin's men. Earl Aubrey has 1 burgess. Leofwin of Nuneham has 5 burgesses.

    Buckland
    Bochelande: Walter from Bishop of Lincoln.
    Tree-shaded.

    Burnham
    Burneham: Walter FitzOthere.
    Engulfed by Slough suburbs; site of a 12th century Augustinian abbey which was restored by nuns as a convent in 1916.

    Burston
    Bricstoch: Alan from Count of Mortain; Thurstan from Walter Giffard; William from Miles Crispin.
    The farms of Upper and Lower Burston recall the Domesday village name.

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    Caldecote
    Caldecote: Alfred from Count of Mortain; William FitzAnsculf; Swarting from the king. 2 mills.

    Calverton
    Calvretone: Hugh de Bolbec. Mill.
    Old manor house.

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    Chalfont St. Giles
    Celfun(d)te: Mainou le Breton. 3 mills, a hawk's eyrie.
    Pretty; home of poet John Milton (1608-74).

    Chalfont St. Peter
    Cenfun(d)te: Roger from Bishop of Bayeux. Mill, a hawk's eyrie.
    Centre of Quakerism in the 17th century; hawk's eyrie, source of young birds to train.

    Charndon
    Credendone: Ralph de Feugeres.
    On a hill near Calvert brickworks.

    Chearsley
    Cerl(d)eslai: Arnulf and Geoffrey from Walter Giffard; Richard from Miles Crispin.
    Unspoilt; timber-framed cottages on the banks of the River Thame.

    Cheddington
    Cete(n)done / Cetedene: Ralph and Ranulph from Count of Mortain; Swarting from the king and from William FitzAnsculf; Gilbert from Robert de Tosny; Ralph from Robert d'Oilly; Hugh de Bolbec.
    Saxon cultivation terraces nearby. The Great Train Robbery took place here in 1962.

    Chesham
    Cestreham: Bishop of Bayeux and Roger from him; Hugh de Bolbec; Thurstan Mantle; Alfsi. 4 mills.
    Market town. Surviving tracts of woods which provided pastureland for 1650 pigs in 1086, still reach its outskirts.

    Chetwode
    Ceteode: Robert de Thaon from Bishop of Bayeux. Mill.

    Chicheley
    Cicelai: Baldwin, the pre-Conquest holder, Andrew and Payne from William FitzAnsculf.
    Chicheley Hall (1701).

    Chilton
    Ciltone: Walter Giffard.
    Pretty; stonebuilt; 18th century Chilton House.

    Clifton Reynes
    Clifton / Clis- / Clystone: Morcar and Thorbert from Bishop of Coutances; William de Bosc-le-hard and his brother from Robert de Tosny; Roger d'Olney and Nigel from Countess Judith. 1 mills, fishery (125 eels).

    Crafton
    Croustone: Bishop of Lisieux; monks of St. Nicholas from Count of Mortain.

    Creslow
    Cresselai: Ranulf from Edward of Salisbury.
    300 acre Creslow Field, the county's largest enclosed pasture, provided meat for Elizabeth I. Creslow Manor, now a farmhouse, was built c.1300.

    Cublington
    Coblintone: Jocelyn le Breton. Mill.
    The mound of a Norman castle, The Beacon, is to the west.

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    Dadford
    Dodeforde: Haimard from Roger d'Ivry; Hugh FitzGozhere from the king.

    Datchet
    Daceta: Giles brother of Ansculf. 2 fisheries (2,000 eels).
    Thames-side residential district, dominated by Windsor Castle across the river.

    Denham
    Daneham: St. Peter's of Westminster. 2 mills, 3 fisheries.
    Picturesque part of Greater London; a centre of the film industry.

    Dilehurst
    Dilehurst: Bishop of Lisieux from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Lost in Taplow.

    Dinton
    Danitone: Helto from Bishop of Bayeux. Mill.
    Chestnut-shaded. 15th century Dinton Hall was the home of Simon Mayne, who signed Charles I's death warrant in 1649.

    Ditton
    Ditone: Walter from William FitzAnsculf.
    Parkland.

    Dorney
    Dornei: Miles Crispin. Fishery (500 eels).
    Green Belt. England's first pineapple was grown here for Charles II in 1668. Dorney Court, c.1500, has been the home of the Palmer family since 1624.

    Dorton
    Dortone: Walter Giffard.
    Dorton House, set in parkland, is a private school.

    Drayton Beauchamp
    Draitone: William FitzNigel and Leofsi from Count of Mortain; Helgot from Mainou le Breton.
    The Beauchamps held the manor in the 13th century.

    Drayton Parslow
    Drai(n)tone: Roger from Bishop of Bayeux; Nigel de Berville.
    Remote. Once held by Ralph Passwater (Passe l'eau), who was dispossessed by the Bishop of Coutances. The English name, Parslow, derives from Passe l'eau.

    Dunton
    Dodintone: Thurstan FitzGiron from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Isolated; manor farm.

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    Easington
    Hesintone: Roger from Walter Giffard.

    East Burnham
    Esburnham: St. Peter's of Westminster.
    Near Burnham Beaches.

    East Claydon
    Clai(n)done: Ralph from William Peverel; Geoffrey de Mandeville; 2 Englishmen and Geoffrey from Miles Crispin.
    Black and white cottages; traces of a moat.

    Edgcott
    Achecote: Ralph from Walter Giffard.
    18th century manor farm.

    Edlesborough
    Ed(d)inberge: Gilbert de Ghent. 2 mills.

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    Ellesborough
    Esenberge / a: Ralph and Odbert from William FitzAnsculf, formerly Earl Harold; Mainou le Breton.
    Sheltered by beechwoods; Cymbeline's Mount nearby.

    Emberton
    Ambre(i)tone: Godric and Wulfric, the pre-Conquest holder, from Bishop of Coutances; Ralph from Countess Judith.
    Manor farm; recreation ground; camp site; nature reserve.

    Eton
    Ettone: Walter FitzOthere, formerly Queen Edith. 2 mills, fisheries (1,000 eels).
    Town. Famous for its public school, founded by Henry VI in 1440.

    Evershaw
    Euressel: A cripple, the pre-Conquest holder, from the king.
    Farm and copse.

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