Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0QZ

Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0QZ

Date of visit: 22nd Sept 2021


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Little Missenden is a village and civil parish on the River Misbourne in Buckinghamshire, England. It is in the Chiltern Hills, about 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Great Missenden and 3 miles (5 km) west of Amersham. The village lies on the River Misbourne in the Misbourne valley.

The name Missenden is first attested in the Domesday Book as Missedene, with other early attestations including the spellings Messedena and Musindone. The -den element probably comes from Old English denu, meaning ‘valley’, but the etymology of the first element is uncertain. It is thought to occur in the name of the River Misbourne, which rises in Great Missenden, and also in the Hertfordshire place-name Miswell. Frank Stenton and Allen Mawer guessed that it came from a hypothetical Anglo-Saxon personal name Myrsa, which they also supposed to be found in the name of Mursley. Eilert Ekwall suggested that it came from a lost Old English word related to English moss, and to Danish mysse and Swedish missne (which denote plants of the genus Calla, such as water arum). Recent researchers have tentatively preferred Ekwall’s guess, in which case the name Missenden would once have meant something like ‘valley where water-plants/marsh-plants grow’.

Listed Status Historic England Reference 1332458 listed 01/03/1990

Phone Number (if known) 01494 862930

Location Information
Location – Northing & Westing 51Β°40’53.6″N, 0Β°39’59.8″W
Location – Plus code: 9C3XM8JM+J9
Location – what3words: factories.freed.flies
Location – Grid Reference SU 92284 98930
Location – OS X & Y: 198930, 492284
Location – Latitude & Longitude: 51.681557, -0.666601
Location – UK Postcode: HP7 0QZ