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Long Crendon - England
Long Crendon is a village and civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England

Long Crendon - England
The village has only been known as Long Crendon since the English Civil War. 
Long Crendon - England
The "Long" prefix refers simply to the length of the village at that time, and was added to differentiate it from nearby Grendon Underwood.

Long Crendon - England
Previously it was simply known as Crendon. 

Long Crendon - England
This name is Anglo-Saxon and means Creoda's Hill 

Long Crendon - England
"Crendon" was the caput of the feudal honour held by Walter Giffard (died 1102), created Earl of Buckingham by William the Conqueror.

Long Crendon - England
The village has a long and illustrious history. The Manor in Long Crendon was once a great building that housed the Earls of Buckingham

Long Crendon - England
In 1162 an order of Augustine monks was founded in the village at nearby Notley Abbey.

Long Crendon - England
The park in which the abbey stood was donated to the abbey itself by the incumbent of the manor, the Earl of Buckingham.

Long Crendon - England
At the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries the annual income was calculated as over £437: an immense amount of money for the time. The abbey still stands, though is now a manor house in its own right.

Long Crendon - England
In 1218 Long Crendon was granted a royal charter to hold a weekly market; the monies from which were to be collected by William Earl Marshall who owned the manor at that time.

Long Crendon - England
The town (as it was then) was certainly important in this period as it shared the distinction with Aylesbury as being the only places in the whole of England where needles were manufactured. 


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