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.
Cottages are set around a delightful village green. Nearby is the 12th century church with its 15th century tower.

Article written by members of the Buckinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes for the publication "The Buckinghamshire Village Book" (1987) and reproduced here with their permission

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