This Village

This village is Brill. That's it's name - Brill. It sits on Brill hill and has the Brill school.

Brill is, well, brill

Brill is a village and civil parish in Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England, close to the boundary with Oxfordshire.

  • Brill's name is a combination of Brythonic and Anglo Saxon words for hill
  • Brill is known for its windmill which was restored in 2009
  • Brill railway station was once a north-western terminus of the London Underground system.
  • Brill has a school called Brill school. We wonder if it is a brill school?
  • The perpetrators of the Great Train Robbery in 1963 hid in the outskirts of Brill
  • Mick Pointer, drummer and founding member of the progressive rock bands Marillion and Arena was born on 22 July 1956 in Brill.
  • The population of Brill is around 1,200
  • Most of the houses in Brill are privately owned, and clustered at the top of Brill Hill.
Life in Brill is, in many ways, unique - and maybe we retain just a little of the "refractory disposition" of the former inhabitants of the Royal Forest of Bernwood --village website

Photo Credits

This image was taken from the Geograph project collection. See this photograph's page on the Geograph website for the photographer's contact details. The copyright on this image is owned by Colin Smith and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.



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