Buckinghamshire Parishes (old)

High Wycombe Parish

Church: All Saints

Hundred: Desborough

Poor Law District: Wycombe

Size (acres): 6395

Easting & Northing: 486193

Grid Ref SU860930 Click to see map



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Shops & Towns

This is the list of Toy Dealers that are in Buckinghamshire in 1891.


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DESBOROUGH HUNDRED from Sheahan, 1861: The Hundred of Desborough (anciently Dvetenberg and Dustenburgh), situated in the south-western extremity of the county, contains 52,370 acres and is bounded on the S. by the river Thames, which divides it from Berkshire; on on the E. and N.E. by hundred of B


The first Great Western Railway to get to Aylesbury took a long route to get to London (Paddington) through Princes Risborough, High Wycombe, Bourne End and Maidenhead. Later in 1892, a shorter route to London was finished. This railway went through Wendover, Great Missenden, Amersham, Rickmansworth

Law and the Courts

Inquest On Tuesday an inquest was held in the parish of Wooburn, on view of the body of a poor man, named Stephen Hance, aged 68 years, a pauper of that parish, who was found dead the previous day in a barn of Mr.Andrews, of the Mother Red Cap public-house. Verdict - "Died by the visitation of

Shops & Towns

6th August 1842 High Wycombe, Storm On Wednesday afternoon this town was visited with a most violent and heavy storm, indeed such a one as even the oldest inhabitants cannot recollect before.


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Bucks History

First published in 1727, Daniel Defoe wrote a description of his travels through England. Here are the parts concerning Buckinghamshire

High Wycombe

Description of High Wycombe from Sheahan, 1861.

High Wycombe

I was born at High Wycombe and until I was about eight we lived at Vine Cottage on London Road. I remember being taken by my parents to my father's office, which was on the main road near Sweetlands, the photographer, to wave a Union Jack and to watch the procession celebrating the coronation of Kin

High Wycombe

HIGH WYCOMB is also called Chipping Wycomb, from cwm, a British word for valley. It is a large town, consisting of one great street, branching out into divers small ones It is full of good houses and inns, being a great thoroughfare from London to Oxford. It is twelve miles from Aylesbury, fourteen

High Wycombe

Chipping Wycombe or High Wycombe Borough and Parish (Pop. 6,299) Five Daily Schools, one of which is endowed for 30 boys between the age of 9 and 14, who are taught reading, writing and arithmetic; and as many in addition (whose parents belong to the Corporation) as choose to attend, are instruct

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High Wycombe
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High Wycombe PARISH All Saints
Chepping Wycombe NAMES alternative name for High Wycombe
Cressicks NAMES name for Cressex in 1766
Crissex NAMES name for Cressex in 1826
Flakwell NAMES name for Flackwell Heath in 1537
Tarryers NAMES name for Terriers in 1714
Wicumbe NAMES name fo Wycombe in Domesday Book in 1086
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Wycombe Marsh. First Mentioned: 1857
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Loudwater. First Mentioned: 1893
Free Methodist NON-CONFORMIST Newland. First Mentioned: 1880
Independent NON-CONFORMIST Ebernezer Chapel/Trinity Chapel Easton St. First Mentioned: 1807. Rebuilt 1850
Independent NON-CONFORMIST Meeting House, Crendon Lane. First Mentioned: 1662. Built 1714
Methodist NON-CONFORMIST Terriers. First Mentioned: 1895
Methodist NON-CONFORMIST Westbourne Street/Deeds Grove. First Mentioned: 1878. Rebuilt1964
Methodist NON-CONFORMIST Oak Mead Chapel,St Mary Street. First Mentioned: 1779
Particular Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Zion Chapel or New Land Chapel, Bridge St. First Mentioned: 1700. Rebuilt 1849
Primitive Methodist NON-CONFORMIST Flackwell Heath. First Mentioned: 1839
Primitive Methodist NON-CONFORMIST White Hart Street. First Mentioned: 1875. Closed 1951
Primitive Methodist NON-CONFORMIST Slater Street. First Mentioned: 1873
Primitive Methodist NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1832
Quaker NON-CONFORMIST Meeting House ,Crendon St/London Road. First Mentioned: before 1700. Rebuilt 1932
Salvation Army NON-CONFORMIST Frogmore. First Mentioned: before 1891
Strict Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Mount Zion Chapel. First Mentioned: 1832
Trinity Chapel NON-CONFORMIST Easton Street. First Mentioned: 1714. Chapel built 1850
Union Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Easton Street. First Mentioned: 1845
United Free Methodist NON-CONFORMIST Oxford Road. First Mentioned: 1863. Closed 1970
Weslyan NON-CONFORMIST Victoria Street. First Mentioned: 1882. Closed 1975
Weslyan NON-CONFORMIST London Road. First Mentioned: 1853. Rebuilt 1891
Weslyan Reform NON-CONFORMIST Ebernezer Chapel, Easton St. First Mentioned: 1851
Amersham Hill PLACE within the parish
Bassettsbury (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Beacon Hill PLACE within the parish
Bowden Mill PLACE within the parish
Crendon Lane PLACE within the parish
Cressex PLACE within the parish
Deangarden Wood PLACE within the parish
Fennells Wood PLACE within the parish
Flackwell Heath (Part) PLACE within the parish
Ginions Field (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Hazlemere (Part) PLACE within the parish
Huckdenden (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Knaves Beech PLACE within the parish
Loakes Hill PLACE within the parish
Newland PLACE within the parish
Newland PLACE within the parish
Oakridge (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Pann Mill PLACE within the parish
Temple Farm PLACE within the parish
Terriers PLACE within the parish
The Rye PLACE within the parish
Totteridge PLACE within the parish
Tylers Green (Part) PLACE within the parish
Winchbottom PLACE within the parish
Wycombe Marsh PLACE within the parish




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There was no census in 1941.


Parish   Church   Register   Start
High Wycombe   All Saints   Baptisms   1613   1901   Yes,
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High Wycombe   Wesleyan   Baptisms   1792   1837   Yes,
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High Wycombe   All Saints   Marriages   1590   1901   Yes,
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High Wycombe   All Saints   Burials   1674   1901   Yes,
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