Towns and villages that Buckinghamshire has lost over time, including Slough and Linslade
A lot can change in a short time – so imagine what can change in a very short time.
Whether it’s the development of technology, the clothes people wear, and even the geography of a county, a lot is constantly changing.
However, Buckinghamshire’s borders have not changed since 1995, when the village of Colnbrook was moved to Berkshire – although they certainly changed a lot before that date.
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This does not mean, however, that the borders will not change any more.
The limit that affected Bucks began in 1844, when villages and parts of Bucks locations were moved to Oxfordshire or Northamptonshire.
The majority of the places Buckinghamshire lost went to Berkshire, especially in 1974, including the large town of Slough.
Other towns transferred to Berkshire include Eton and the suburban town of Langley.
Another town transferred from Bucks is Linslade, which is now in Central Bedfordshire.
A timeline of places Buckinghamshire has lost or gained due to boundary changes over the years:
Caversfield, Stratton Audley (part) and Studley have moved to Oxfordshire
Luffield Abbey (part) moved to Northamptonshire
Parts of Drayton Beauchamp and Marsworth moved to Hertfordshire
Part of Biddlesden moved to Northamptonshire
The Hudnall area of the parish of Edlesborough transferred to the parish of Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire
Part of Marsworth moved to Hertfordshire
Nettleden parish moved to Hertfordshire
Part of Chenies moved to Hertfordshire
Denham swapped areas with rural Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Parts of Hawridge moved to Hertfordshire
Latimer traded zones with Hertfordshire
Part of Little Gaddesden moved from Hertfordshire to Edlesborough
Part of Rickmansworth Rural, Hertfordshire relocated to Gerrards Cross
Towersey moved to Oxfordshire
Kingsey transferred from Oxfordshire
Linslade moved to Bedfordshire
Places transferred from Buckinghamshire to Berkshire in 1974:
Exchange of the outlying areas of Chenies and Ashley Green with Hertfordshire
Exchange of uninhabited areas with Northamptonshire
Exchange of uninhabited areas with Oxfordshire
Interchange of the outlying areas of Astwood, North Crawley and Wavendon with Bedfordshire
Colnbrook transferred to Berkshire
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