Askett was a renowned centre for lace making during the late 19th century, and has been recently described as ‘A conservation area in a hamlet in a meadow’. Thatch, brick and flint and considerate modernisation characterise it. Sadly, conservation came too late for the old manor house, which had to be demolished in 1969, but was until then renowned to be the oldest house in the county. Askett lies to the west of the Aylesbury Road, opposite Whiteleaf and beyond Monks Risborough.
Duncan Bull an Askett resident has created this historical map of the village – to view click here