Pitchcott

Pitchcott
Pitchcott is located in Buckinghamshire
Pitchcott
Pitchcott
Pitchcott shown within Buckinghamshire
Population44 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSP7720
Civil parish
  • Pitchcott
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAylesbury
Postcode districtHP22
Dialling code01296
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsitePitchcott Parish Meeting
List of places
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51°52′40″N 0°52′24″W / 51°52′40″N 0°52′24″W / 51.8777; -0.8733

Pitchcott is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. It is about 3 miles (5 km) northeast of Waddesdon, slightly less than 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Winslow and slightly more than 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Aylesbury. It is in the civil parish of Oving.

The parish is small, covering 925 acres (374 ha).[2] The highest point is Pitchcott Hill, about 510 feet (160 m) above sea level. The village is on the eastern brow of the hill, between about 445 feet (136 m) and 475 feet (145 m) above sea level.

Archaeology

Carter's Lane along the parish's western boundary is a former Roman road
Some of the medieval earthworks showing that Pitchcott is a shrunken village

A Roman road called Carter's Lane forms part of the parish's western boundary with Quainton.[3] There is some evidence of Roman occupation south of the village.[4]

Pitchcott is a shrunken village: around the surviving settlement, to the southeast and in other directions, are medieval house platforms and traces of tracks.[5] Southwest of the former parish church is a mound that may have been the base of a medieval windmill.[6] The parish also has good examples of ridge and furrow,[4] showing that in the Middle Ages some of the land now farmed as pasture used to be arable.

In 1927 only about 32 acres (13 ha) were arable and 887 acres (359 ha) was grassland.[2] A transition from arable farming to sheep pasture in previous centuries, aided by enclosure, may explain why Pitchcott village shrank.

Other Languages
Cebuano: Pitchcott
Cymraeg: Pitchcott
فارسی: پیتچکات
Nederlands: Pitchcott
polski: Pitchcott
svenska: Pitchcott