|Pound Hill takes its name from the cattle pound which used to exist at the top of the hill. Remains of this can be seen in the wall of High Ash Cottage on the Rotten Row side. However, the name Pound Hill dates only from around 1960, the hill previously being known as Chapel Hill. It was named after the Wesleyan Chapel half way up.
The only bomb to fall in Great Brickhill during the Second World War, landed behind the Chapel on Pound Hill. The main damage done was to the Chapel and to the house known as Homerstone, which both lost most of the tiles from their roofs. The bomb fell very shortly after evacuees first arrived in the village from London; not surprisingly, a number of them immediately packed their bags and returned to the safety of the city!
Almost at the top of Pound Hill, in one of the gardens, you can still see the site of the small quarry from which gravel and sand was taken in the past to repair the village roads.
Two fairs used to visit Great Brickhill each year, one of them used to be found next to High Ash cottage before the current houses were built.
Pound Hill was given its footpath in 1962 so to provide a safe walking route for children living in new houses in Green End to the old school at the bottom of the hill. Luckily it was not removed when the school was rebuilt up the hill to adjoin these houses!