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AYLESBURY

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Medieval and Post Medieval Town. Kingsbury was probably the focus of early settlement. Aylesbury enjoyed a better geographical position than Buckingham, the county town and grew rapidly in the Medieval period. Assizes were held here at least from 1218 onwards and the county gaol from 1180. Aylesbury did not become a chartered borough until 1553-4. Noted for its cloth trade there were two fairs by 1239.

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