Ringshall, Buckinghamshire

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Gatehouse on Nettleden Road, Ringshall (geograph 2416504).jpg
Gatehouse on Nettleden Road
Grid reference: SP989137
Location: 51°48’48"N, 0°33’59"W
Post town: Berkhamsted
Postcode: HP4
Local Government
Council: Dacorum

Ringshall is a hamlet in Buckinghamshire, amongst the Chiltern Hills. It lies very close to the Hertfordshire boundary.

Ringshall is one of four place-names in the villages around Edlesborough that have an origin with the suffix healh; the others being Dagnall, Hudnall and Northall.[1] Healh is an Old English word of uncertain meaning known only from place-names, which may mean a lordly hall (heall) or a pagan temple (ealh).

Ringshall-Hall Farm is in the Edlesborough part of the hamlet's lands, but the hamlet was always appendant to Ivinghoe.[2] The Ivinghoe part of the hamlet was made part of Little Gaddesden civil parish in 1895,[3] but some houses have since been built along Beacon Road in the area that remained as part of the civil parish of Ivinghoe.

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  1. A. Mawer and F. M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Buckinghamshire, English Place-Name Society volume 2, 1925, pp.94-95.
  2. George Lipscomb, History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham: Volume III, J. & W. Robins, 1847, p.402.
  3. Vision of Britain: Little Gaddesden Relationships


  • J. Leonhardt, A Century Remembered: The Millennium Book for Little Gaddesden, Ringshall, Hudnall and Ashridge, Rural Heritage Society, 2002, ISBN 0-9542174-0-3.
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