Brill

Brill which is situated some 4 miles north west of Long Crendon is approached from all directions by a hill. It stands some 600 ft above sea level.

A 17th century windmill dominates the common from where there are magnificent views over Aylesbury to Calvert and over Oxfordshire to the Cotswolds. Many years ago the common was quarried, hence the deep undulations. Villagers have the right to graze sheep on this, and in times past refused to have the ground levelled as this would reduce the area of grass.

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Education Provision 1833

Brill Parish (Pop. 1,283)

Two Day and Boarding Schools (commenced since 1818), wherein 39 males and 7 females are educated at the expense of their parents.

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Notes on Brill

Description of Brill from J. J. Sheahan, 1861

 

 

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