Buckingham Hundred

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Buckinghamshire, showing Buckingham Hundred

Buckingham Hundred is a hundred of Buckinghamshire, situated in the north-west of the county, bordering Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. The ancient parish of Caversfield forms a small detached portion of the hundred and county of Buckingham embedded in Oxfordshire close to Bicester. The hundred had a population of 26,302 in 2011.


Until at least the time of the Domesday Survey in 1086 there were 18 hundreds in Buckinghamshire. 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. Buckingham became the name of the hundred formed from the combined 11th-century hundreds of Lamva, Rovelai and Stodfald although these original names still persisted in official records until at least the early part of the 17th century. The court leet for Buckingham hundred was every three weeks at various localities across the hundred.

Parishes and hamlets

Buckingham hundred comprises the following ancient parishes and hamlets:

*: Detached in Oxfordshire.
: Extends into Northamptonshire.

Additionally, Lillingstone Lovell and Boycott form detached parts of Oxfordshire locally situate in Buckingham Hundred.


Hundreds of Buckinghamshire

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