Edlesborough is a village in the Chilterns, Buckinghamshire, close to the Bedfordshire border.
The name of the village is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'Eadwulf's barrow'. It was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Eddinberge.
The Parish of Edlesborough is a rural community, encompassing 3 villages, Edlesborough, Dagnall and Nothall. It is situated at the northern end of the Chiltern Hills and at the eastern border of the Vale of Aylesbury. Edlesborough is located approximately 40 miles north of London. The population of the Parish is around 2,750, with most residents living in Edlesborough village.
Edlesborough village has a good selection of local shops and each of the three villages has at least one pub. Although originally an agricultural community and a centre for the straw plait industry, the villages are now predominantly residential with several local small businesses.
13th Century church of St Mary the Virgin, Edlesborough
The picturesque church of St Mary the Virgin dominates the landscape of Edlesborough village. This beautiful 13th century building, sadly no longer in use, is a local landmark. The church was built high on a chalk mound affording superb views across the Vale of Aylesbury and the Chiltern Hills.
Just below the church in the village, is a 16th Century tithe barn. This substantial building, which is 180 feet long, demonstrates the former prosperity of Edlesborough.