Little Kingshill
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The Prince of Wales, Little Kingshill, 2008
Little Kingshill is located in Buckinghamshire
Little Kingshill
Little Kingshill
Location within Buckinghamshire
OS grid referenceSU877979
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGREAT MISSENDEN
Postcode districtHP16
Dialling code01494
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
51°40′57″N 0°42′09″W / 51.6824°N 0.7026°W / 51.6824; -0.7026Coordinates: 51°40′57″N 0°42′09″W / 51.6824°N 0.7026°W / 51.6824; -0.7026

Little Kingshill is a small Chilterns village in the parish of Little Missenden in Buckinghamshire, England, with the closest amenities being in its post town of Great Missenden. It is just less than two miles south of Great Missenden, with its fast train to London Marylebone. It is approximately five miles west of Amersham, and about four and a half miles north west of High Wycombe.

The hamlet name 'Kingshill' means a hill in possession of the king, which local folklore suggests was King John; there is certainly evidence of King John granting the manor at Kingshill to Hugh de Gournay in 1213, although this same document states that the land was previously possessed by Geoffrey fitzPeter.[1] The affix 'Little' was added later to differentiate between the hamlet and neighbouring village Great Kingshill, although the two are in separate parishes and, indeed, separate districts, with Little Kingshill, in effect, an extension of Great Missenden.

Little Kingshill has one pub: The Full Moon in Hare Lane. The main road, Windsor Lane, is home to the playing fields, the playground, the Baptist church, which is home to a coffee shop, and the highly regarded village school. This Chiltern village is surrounded by Metropolitan Green Belt countryside.

Little Kingshill has its own primary school with a nursery, catering for children from 3–11 years. It is controlled by Buckinghamshire County Council and an Ofsted report in 2011 judged the school to be "Outstanding".[citation needed].

References

  1. ^ "The Lands of the Normans in England: Document Item 154 Details". HRI Online. Retrieved 7 June 2012.