Edlesborough Parish

The Parish of Edlesborough is a rural community in the county of Buckinghamshire, nestling in the lee of the northern spur of the Chiltern Hills at the eastern edge of the Vale of Aylesbury. The Parish is bounded to the south by Hertfordshire and to the north and east by Bedfordshire. Edlesborough is about 40 miles north of London.

In addition to the village of Edlesborough, the Parish includes two smaller villages, Dagnall and Northall. The total population of the Parish is approximately 2,750 of which about two- thirds live in the village of Edlesborough.

There is an infants school in Dagnall for children of 4+ to 7 years, and a combined school in Edlesborough for children from 4+ to 11 years of age. After sitting the 11 plus, children usually attend either one of the grammar schools in Aylesbury or the secondary modern in Wing.

Edlesborough village has a variety of shops and each of the three villages has at least one pub. The Memorial Hall in Edlesborough serves as the Parish Hall but both Dagnall and Northall have village halls of their own.

Although originally an agricultural community, the villages are now predominantly residential with the majority of occupants commuting to London and the towns of Bucks, Beds and Herts for employment.

The now redundant church of St Mary the Virgin dominates Edlesborough village. This picturesque church dating from the 13th Century is a major landmark, sitting high on a chalk mound with superb views across the Vale of Aylesbury and the Chilterns.

Just below the church is a 16th Century tithe barn which at 180 feet long, shows just how flourishing an agricultural community the Parish must once have been.

Further interesting information about Edlesborough, Dagnall, Northall - and Eaton Bray - can be found by visiting the following websites: