Clifton Reynes

Clifton Reynes

Coordinates: 52°09′07″N 0°40′55″W / 52.152°N 0.682°W / 52.152; -0.682

Clifton Reynes
Clifton Reynes is located in Buckinghamshire
Clifton Reynes

 Clifton Reynes shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 138 (2001)
OS grid reference SP903513
Parish Clifton Reynes
District Milton Keynes
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OLNEY
Postcode district MK46
Dialling code 01234
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Milton Keynes North East
List of places: UK • England • Buckinghamshire

Clifton Reynes is a village in the Borough of Milton Keynes, in the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England.[1] It is about a mile east of Olney. It is a civil parish sharing a joint parish council with Newton Blossomville.



It is bounded, on the North, by the River Great Ouse, by which this parish is separated from Lavendon and Cold Brayfield; on the East, by Newton-Blossomville; on the South, by Petsoe and Emberton; and on the West, by the latter and by Olney.

Origin of name

The village name comes in two parts: the former name 'Clifton' is Anglo Saxon in origin and means 'Cliff farm', referring to the village's position on a cliff on a bank of the River Ouse. The latter name 'Reynes' refers to the ancient lords of the manor of the village, whose family name this was. In the Domesday Book on 1086 Clifton Reynes was recorded as Cliftone.

Buildings of note

The parish church dedicated to St Mary is (unusually for a Buckinghamshire church) completely castellated: even the gables are embattled. The tower is thought to be Norman, however the top is later probably 14th century. The majority of the building is of the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries and the nave is unusually tall. Features of interest include the 14th century font and the medieval monuments of the Reynes family. These include two pairs of wooden effigies; one pair is of Ralph and Amabel de Reynes (ca. 1320-30) and the other is unidentified and slightly earlier.[2]


  1. ^ Parishes in Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Council.
  2. ^ Betjeman, J. (ed.) (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches: the South. London: Collins; p. 126

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