Aylesbury Hundred

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Buckinghamshire, showing Aylesbury Hundred

Aylesbury Hundred is a hundred of Buckinghamshire, situated in the centre of the county, bounded on the east by Hertfordshire and on the west by Oxfordshire. It had a population of 140,855 in 2011.


Until at least the time of the Domesday Survey in 1086 there were 18 hundreds in Buckinghamshire.[1] It has been suggested however that neighbouring hundreds had already become more closely associated in the 11th century so that by the end of the 14th century the original or ancient hundreds had been consolidated into 8 larger hundreds.[2] Aylesbury became the name of the hundred formed from the combined 11th-century hundreds of Aylesbury, Risborough and Stone although these original names still persisted in official records until at least the early part of the 17th century. Modern OS maps label the area as 'The Three Hundreds of Aylesbury'.

The court leet for Aylesbury hundred was located at Aylesbury.

Parishes and hamlets

Aylesbury hundred comprises the following ancient parishes and hamlets:[3]

*: Dinton is mainly in Aylesbury Hundred, but extends into detached parts of both Ashendon Hundred and Desborough Hundred.
: Hughenden is mostly in Desborough Hundred.


Hundreds of Buckinghamshire

Ashendon • Aylesbury • Buckingham • Cottesloe • Newport • Chiltern Hundreds: Burnham  • Desborough • Stoke