Great Brickhill
The history of Great Brickhill is thought to date back to the Saxon period when the Romans left Britain from 400 AD. With its hilltop position and clear views of the surrounding area it would have been a typical site for a Saxon settlement. Great Brickhill is mentioned in the domesday Book, drawn up by William the Conqueror in 1086, the village then known as Brichella.

Great Brickhill also featured in the English Civil War in 1643, when a large force of the Earl of Essex's troups were positioned at the top of the ridge waiting for the King's forces to arrive. The Earl of Essex stayed in the village at Cromwell cottages during the war, the cottage is still surving today and shown on the map below.

Click on any of the hot-spots on the map above to learn more about some of the noteable buildings and features of Great Brickhill

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