Luffield AbbeyLuffield Abbey
is a village
in the very north of Buckinghamshire
. It is located on the border with Northamptonshire
, close to Biddlesden
. It is one of the few examples in the country where there is an ancient parish
with no church at its centre, though since the Victorian
period it has been considered part of both Stowe
in Buckinghamshire (although the two aren't neighbours} and Silverstone in Northamptonshire.
Little information remains of the ancient abbey from which the village takes its name though the name 'Luffield' is Anglo Saxon and means 'Lufa's field'. There was no trace of the ancient abbey in a land survey conducted in 1732.