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HOW THE VILLAGE OF BOW BRICKHILL GOT ITS NAME

Brick making was until a few years ago carried out in area, but the name of the village has nothing to do with bricks or the shape of the hill - a greensand ridge - on which it sits.

The Old English name for Bow Brickhill was Bolle Brichelle. Brichelle was the Norman spelling of Bryk - a British word meaning 'hill top'. 

Hylle was an Anglo Saxon word meaning 'hill'. At the end of the twelfth century this village was associated with a family named Boel.

 

 

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