Tour through Buckinghamshire
First published in 1727, Daniel Defoe wrote a description of his travels through England.
Here are the parts concerning Buckinghamshire
St Mary's Church - Look Inside
St Mary's, the main church in Aylesbury can be seen from afar. Clever people have photographed inside the building and provided a link on Google Maps.
from Sheahan 1861:
The division of Buckinghamshire now known as the hundred of Aylesbury is formed by the union of the three ancient hundreds of Elesberie (Aylesbury), Risberge, (Risborough), and Stane, (Stone), and still retains the formally the appelation of the "Three Hundreds of Aylesbury."
From Sheahan 1861:
The hundred of Buckingham, which is situated on the north-western verge of the county, is bounded on the N. and N.E. by Nothamptionshire; on the E. by the hundreds of Newport and Cottesloe; on the S and S.E. by Ashendon hundred; and on the W. by the county of Oxford.
Cottesloe Hundred - description from Sheahan 1861
Cottesloe, Cotteslow, or Cotsloe hundred, comprises of the three old hundreds of Coteslai, Mureslai, and Elai. Its shape is most irregular, and its boundaries are formed by the hundred of Newport, and parts of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire on the north and east; the hundred of Aylesbury and part of Herts on the south; and the hundreds of Ashendon and Buckingham on the west.
Covering anything involving Roads, Canals and Railways.
Law and the Courts
Includes the Petty and Quarter Sessions, JPs, Police, and the Criminals.
Poor and Workhouses
The Workhouse and the poor examples, including a few cases.
- Agriculture and Industry
- Shops & Towns
Articles that do not fit into other categories
The Military & Remembrance
Articles involving all three services and the part played by Buckinghamshire people.