Great Brickhill is a village of just under 900 persons situated in the North East of Buckinghamshire, surrounded by a designated Area of Attractive Landscape.
Administratively it is served by Buckinghamshire County Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council, the offices of both are situated in Aylesbury, and is locally served by the Great Brickhill Parish Council. Great Brickhill is in the Buckingham Parliamentary constituency.
Geographically, Great Brickhill is situated some 6 km to the North of Leighton Buzzard, 18 km North East of Aylesbury, and 10 km South East of Central Milton Keynes and sits at an altitude of approximately 140m above sea level on a ridge of Cretaceous aged sandstone known locally as The Greensand Ridge.
The lower lying land to the North and North West of the village centre are comprised of Jurassic aged clays, which has been mined for many centuries in nearby Newton Longville as it forms an excellent raw material for brick making. Many of the stone buildings in the village are built from locally quarried sandstone, the brick buildings are formed from locally manufactured bricks and most probably the sand used in the mortar comes from quarries in nearby Heath & Reach.
Update: July 2015.
Gallagher Estates, has proposed to develop the land at Eaton Leys Farm, with an estate of 1800-1900 homes, 2/3 of which lies with the parish of Gt Brickhill, and 1/3 of which lies within the borough of Milton Keynes. An outline application have been lodged with AVDC which we would encourage you to look at, reference 15/02201/AOP The Parish Council would like to hear your views, either positive or negative concerning this development, please complete our feed back form
eaton leys feedback form pdf or as a Word file eaton leys feedback form. You can email this to our Chairman on email@example.com or via post to Chris Leech, c/o 8 Bloomsbury Close, Woburn, Beds, MK17 9QS
Great Brickhill! Category Winner, Small village, 500-1000 persons, Buckinghamshire best kept village, 2013!
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