Bucks History

Buckinhamshire 1851 Statistics

Buckinhamshire 1851 Statistics

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Tour through Buckinghamshire

First published in 1727, Daniel Defoe wrote a description of his travels through England.

Here are the parts concerning Buckinghamshire

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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.

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Ashendon Hundred

ASHENDON HUNDRED

 

From Sheahan in 1861:

The three ancient hundreds, in Domesday Book denominated Essedene, Votesdon and Tichesele, were united in the present hundred of Ashendon popularly so called, but technically, The Three hundreds of Ashendon.

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Aylesbury Hundred

AYLESBURY HUNDRED

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."

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Buckingham Hundred

BUCKINGHAM HUNDRED

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.

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Cottesloe Hundred

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.

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