Buckingham had been a popular safe place to send evacuees during World War II. London was so heavily bombed that it wasn’t possible for everyone to return to their home, and many families chose to stay in Buckingham for good. The Borough Council decided to build it’s first ‘council houses’ to accommodate the growing community and Bourtonville was born.

Inspired by the countryside housing built for Cadbury Factory workers in Bournville, the name Bourtonville also references the Bourton village area that the houses were built in.

All the houses have very generous gardens, with the idea that the owners could use them as allotments.