We visited Buckinghamshire’s most isolated villages – here’s what they looked like in pictures
Twyford, Hillesden and Charndon are the least well-connected villages in Buckinghamshire
Three areas of Buckinghamshire have been unveiled as the most isolated villages in the county. Each neighborhood is in the Aylesbury Vale area near Buckingham and has been rated as the least well-connected place in the county.
The villages and hamlets of Hillesden, Twyford and Charndon, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), have the longest journey times to places such as doctors’ surgeries, schools, shops and major transport links . Residents of the area would have to walk more than 40 minutes to get to the nearest primary school.
Nearest secondary school nearly two hours away, with nearest GP nearly two hours away on foot, one and a half hours by public transport (approximately) and nearly 45 minutes by car. The nearest grocery store would take over half an hour to reach and Milton Keynes Central is a 40 minute drive.
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Twyford is a village and civil parish in the district of Aylesbury Vale, the busiest of the three isolated villages. The village has a church dating from the 12th century, a public house – the last of three pubs which have closed in recent years, and a Church of England primary school.
Hillesden is a village and civil parish in north-west Buckinghamshire, approximately four miles from Buckingham. The village is divided into three areas: Church End, The Orchard and The Barracks. The village is rich in history and has the 15th century parish church with parliamentary bullet holes in its doorway as it was saved from the war.
Charndon is a hamlet and civil parish in the Vale of Aylesbury with no amenities in the area. A Vickers Wellington bomber crashed west of Hamlet killing everyone on board during World War II. Look at the photos below to see how isolated these villages are.