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Little Kingshill

Little Kingshill
Little Kingshill is located in Buckinghamshire
Little Kingshill
 Little Kingshill shown within Buckinghamshire
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Civil parish Little Missenden
District Chiltern
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HIGH WYCOMBE
Postcode district HP16
Dialling code 01494
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
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Little Kingshill is a small village in the parish of Little Missenden in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located in the Chiltern Hills, about five miles west of Amersham, about two and a half miles south of Great Missenden and about four and a half miles north west of High Wycombe.

The hamlet name 'Kingshill' means a hill in possession of the king, which local folklore suggests was King John; there is certainly evidence of King John granting the manor at Kingshill to Hugh de Gournay in 1213, although this same document states that the land was previously possessed by Geoffrey fitzPeter.[1] The affix 'Little' was added later to differentiate between the hamlet and neighbouring village Great Kingshill, although the two are in separate parishes and, indeed, separate districts.

Little Kingshill has two pubs: The Full Moon and The Nags Head. The main road, called Windsor Lane, is home to the playing fields, the Baptist church and the village school. This Chiltern village is surrounded by Metropolitan Green Belt countryside.

Little Kingshill has its own primary school. Little Kingshill School also has a nursery and caters for children from 3-11 years. It is controlled by Buckinghamshire County Council. Many of the village children attend Little Kingshill school, as do children from a wide surrounding area. The school's most recent Ofsted report in 2011 judged the school to be "Outstanding".

References

  1. ^ "The Lands of the Normans in England: Document Item 154 Details". HRI Online. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 

External links

  • Little Kingshill Village Society
  • Little Kingshill Cricket Club
  • Little Kingshill School
  • Little Kingshill Baptist Church
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