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Communications Chinnor is situated at the junction of “B” Class Roads 4009 and 4445. B.4009 runs along the foot of the Chilterns from the outskirts of Wendover to Benson, and B.4445 links Chinnor with Thame. A “C” Class Road leads to High Wycombe, and Trunk Road A.40 to Oxford and London is crossed by B.4009 […]

Jan 29th, 2012 | Filed under Chinnor Plan

Table 1 shows the population changes in Chinnor over the past 200 years. The figures for 1771, 1941 and 1965 are estimates; other figures are taken from Census reports, and refer to parish populations. Until early in the present century, Emmington and Chinnor were two separate parishes; about 50 people should be added to the […]

Jan 29th, 2012 | Filed under Chinnor Plan

Chinnor – Preliminary Report on the Survey and Plan M.W. Robinson, P.R.I.C.S., M.T.P.I County Planning Advisor Park End Street Offices Oxford Chinnor is one of a line of villages and small towns strung out along the Icknield Way as it runs at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. Chinnor Parish contains six distinct settlements: Chinnor […]

Jan 29th, 2012 | Filed under Chinnor Plan

Chinnor C. of E. Primary School Population In January 1968 Mr. G. E. Manser, headmaster of Chinnor Primary School (which also caters for some of the needs of the hamlets) prepared a report for the School Managers and the County Education Department which disclosed an alarming discrepancy between the size and facilities of the new […]

May 1st, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

This weekend, my brother and I went off to explore the new development currently being built in the village in which I grew up. It stands on the site of the old cement works, closed in 2000 and demolished in 2008 or thereabouts. Most of the site is currently just a chalk wasteland, with the […]

Apr 26th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized
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The Cherry Tree / Beech / Willow Roads estate Some of the origins of the trends described above can be seen in a detailed study of this new estate. This one was chosen because it was the first large estate (124 houses) of semi-detached, three bedroom houses to be built in Chinnor, starting in late […]

Apr 21st, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

The following table shows the birth rate per thousand of the population in Chinnor and its hamlets since 1962: Year Rate/thousand 1961 31.7 1963 15.6 1964 31.0 1965 31.7 1966 29.6 1967 33.8 1968 24.4 The birth rate reached a maximum in 1967 and appears to have made a significant fall in 1968. This mirrors […]

Apr 17th, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

The Structure of Chinnor’s Population The analysis of some population figures for Chinnor and its hamlets is interesting in itself and also helps to give some idea of the problems and needs of the area as a whole as well as helping to predict the size of the teenage population with which this report is […]

Apr 16th, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

Transport The Parish Council’s report of 22nd January, 1968 on transport in the village of reproduced at addendum 1. The position remains as it was then. In spite of the serious lack of public transport to neighbouring towns, particularly outside working hours, many teenagers are making their way there for recreations on foot or by […]

Apr 16th, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems

The Existing Facilities for Teenagers Attention has been drawn already to the thirty-two organisations listed in the Chinnor Guide of 1967. However, only two of these are exclusive to teenagers (the two named youth clubs) and only eight of the remaining adult organisations can include teenagers in their activities and these are mainly the sports […]

Apr 16th, 2011 | Filed under Part 1: The Problems