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Dates
Founded some time after the establishment of Buckland in III 23401
Location
Northeastern Buckland, not far inside the eastern Hedge
Race
Culture
Meaning
'new fortification'2

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  • Updated 18 December 2008
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Newbury

A village of Buckland

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A large village in northern Buckland, situated a few miles north of Crickhollow.


Notes

1

The 'new' in Newbury's name hints that it was one of the later settlements to spring up in Buckland, but we have no definite dating to corroborate this idea.

2

Newbury's location close to the Hedge that guarded Buckland from the Old Forest, coupled with the -bury element of its name (meaning 'fortication' or castle') provide circumstantial clues that it was founded as part of the Bucklanders' defences against the strange trees of the Forest.

See also...

Buckland, Crickhollow

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