Highlights – Akeley

 

Use the map to take a tour round the village as captured in the Kitchener photographs.

Akeley is a village about 3 miles north of Buckingham on the Towcester road (A413). The basic street plan of the village has remained more or less unchanged since the early 19th century. The majority of the buildings around Akeley’s historic core date from the 19th century, although there are some examples of 16th and 17th century buildings.

Well into the 20th century farming was the main economic activity in the area. In addition Akeley was an important lace-making centre, and a large school was set up in the village where children were taught to make pillow lace.

Main Street, Akeley, facing SE. A house known as

Main Street, Akeley, facing SE. A house known as “Hillside” is the main focus. Also shown is the Google Street View of the same location.