Skirmett
Hamlet
Old Shop, Skirmett, Buckinghamshire-geograph-3661233-by-Des-Blenkinsopp.jpg

The Old Shop in Skirmett
Skirmett is located in Buckinghamshire
Skirmett
Skirmett
Location within Buckinghamshire
OS grid referenceSU775899
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHenley-on-Thames
Postcode districtRG9
Dialling code01491
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
51°36′09″N 0°52′48″W / 51.602572°N 0.880131°W / 51.602572; -0.880131Coordinates: 51°36′09″N 0°52′48″W / 51.602572°N 0.880131°W / 51.602572; -0.880131

Skirmett is a hamlet in the parish of Hambleden, in Buckinghamshire, England. [1] It lies in the Hambleden Valley in the Chiltern Hills, between the villages of Hambleden and Fingest.

Toponymy

Skirmett : ( la Skire..mote ) (1307) [2]

The name element Skire is from Old English scîr ( shire or district ). [2] [b] [c]

The next element mote is from Old English môt ( moot or meeting-place ). [2] [d]

Local history

The simple flint church of All Saints dated from the mid-19th century and has now been deconsecrated and converted into a private house.

There is a line of brick and timber-framed cottages along one side of the road and just the one public house, The Frog, formerly known as The Kings Arms.

There used to be a police presence in the village, and the local policeman was housed with his family in Hope Cottage, but this was sold a good while ago and is now a private residence.[citation needed]

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Notes

  1. ^ Skirmett - The moot or meeting-place of the shire or district [2]
    • Old English scîr : shire or district
    • Old English mote : moot or meeting-place
  2. ^ Old English scîr : district, diocese, see, province, shire, parish [3]
  3. ^ Old English scîr : The spelling is usually determined by origin[2]
    • Shîr : Anglo-saxon
    • Skîr : Danish or Norse
  4. ^ Old English môt : moot (gemot), society, assembly, court, council [4]

Citations

  1. ^ "MAGiC MaP : Skirmett hamlet, Buckinghamshire". Natural England - Magic in the Cloud.
  2. ^ a b c d e Reaney 1969, p. 165.
  3. ^ Clark Hall 1916, p. 540.
  4. ^ Clark Hall 1916, p. 443.

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