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Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire

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Population  409 (2011 Census)
Civil parish  Ludgershall
Country  England
Local time  Tuesday 4:44 PM
District  Aylesbury Vale
UK parliament constituency  Buckingham
OS grid reference  SP661174
Region  South East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Shire county  Buckinghamshire
Dialling code  01844
Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire
Weather  14°C, Wind W at 13 km/h, 76% Humidity

Ludgershall is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. It is near the boundary with Oxfordshire, about 5.5 miles (9 km) south-east of Bicester and 5 miles (8 km) west of Waddesdon.

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Map of Ludgershall, Aylesbury, UK

Toponym

The toponym is said to be derived from the Old English for "nook with a trapping spear" but this is disputed. It occurs in more than one place in England (see Ludgershall (disambiguation)). The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village as Litlegarsele. The place spelt at Lotegarshale, seen in 1381, may refer to the Buckinghamshire village, or the one in Wiltshire.

History

Henry II granted land in the parish to the priory of Santingfeld in Picardy, France. It is possible that a hospital was founded on this land, although it is uncertain. In the reign of Henry VI, when all alien church possessions were seized by the Crown, this land was given to King's College, Cambridge.

The theologian John Wyclif was vicar of Ludgershall 1368–74.

Ludgershall Bike Night

The village plays host to an annual charity motorbike night, typically on the first Monday in July. The free to attend meet sees riders of vintage, classic and contemporary motorcycles gather on the village green. The event is attended by multiple motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts alike.

References

Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire Wikipedia


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