Buckinghamshire Parishes

Chalfont St.Peter Parish

Church: St Peter

Hundred: Burnham

Poor Law District: Amersham

Size (acres): 4758

Easting & Northing: 500190

Grid Ref TQ000900 Click to see map

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BURNHAM HUNDRED From Sheahan 1861: This is an oddly shaped division of the coulty, resembling in some degree a figure of eight with the lower section much narrower than the other.    

Chalfont St Peter

Description of Chalfont St Peter from J. J. Sheahan, 1861.

Chalfont St Peter

Chalfont St Peter is a village and parish on the main road, A413, from London to Aylesbury. It lies in a valley on the spur of the Chiltern Hills. The river Misbourne runs through the middle of the main village street, now culverted in the shopping area.

Chalfont St Peter

Chalfont Saint Peter's, Parish (Pop. 1,416) Two Daily Schools, in which about 24 males and 30 females are instructed, at the expense of their parents.

Chalfont St Peter

Horn Hill was meant to have been a model village and, where the Hall now stands, there were at the turn of the century, six picturesque cottages but without 'mod-cons'. Mr H. D. Harben, the then Chairman of the Prudential, bought Newland Park and much of the adjoining land, farms, and above-mentione

Chalfont St Peter

The River Misbourne once flowed over the main road   at one point and was known as 'the splash'. Horses and carts paused here to be washed down. When the first cars came they often got stuck in the splash and the local lads would call out, 'Push you out for a penny, Sir'. At times the hous

Chalfont St Peter

I was born in Chalfont St Peter in 1902 and remember well conditions before the First World War. The milk was delivered to my home by a man who carried a heavy can, with half pint and pint measures suspended inside the can. We came to the door with a jug for twice-daily deliveries and once on Sunday

Chalfont St Peter

The little Church called St. Paul's, a Chapel of Ease, is about the only landmark which has not changed in any way, the same yew trees surround and shade it. Everything else is quite different.

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Chalfont St.Peter

 

Places

 

NameTypeNote
Chalfont St.Peter PARISH St Peter
Celfunde NAMES name for Chalfont in Domesday Book in 1086
Celfunte NAMES name for Chalfont in Domesday Book in 1086
Chalfounte NAMES name for Chalfont in 1535
Charlfont NAMES name for Charlfont in 1766
Chawfount NAMES name for Chalfont in 1538
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Gold Hill. First Mentioned: 1870
Austenwood PLACE within the pariah
Gerrards Cross (Part) PLACE hamlet in parish until 1861
St Paul, Horn Hill PLACE Victorian Chapel of Ease with 40 places.
Stampwell (Fm) PLACE within the parish

 

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Church Stained Glass Church Stained Glass St Joseph (RC)
Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial at the Church
Victoria County History Victoria County History
Village History Village History
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Buckinghamshire Remembers - St Joseph Buckinghamshire Remembers - St Joseph
Buckinghamshire Remembers - St Paul Buckinghamshire Remembers - St Paul
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Royal British Legion Buckinghamshire Remembers - Royal British Legion
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Chalfont St Peter

Part: Buckinghamshire Curiosities -- Includes articles on 63 places, Illustrated 124pp J Lucas

Weight (grams): 280      Library Ref: BP531

Population

These population figures are based on the Census results. The boundaries are those used in the particular census which may vary over time..

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18011174
18111153
18211351
18311416
18411483
18511482
18611344
18711459
18811456
18911509
19011753
19112802
19214183
19316217
1941N/A
19518114
196112460
197114498
198113027
199112669

There was no census in 1941.

Records

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Parish   Church   Register   Start
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Chalfont St Peter   St Peter   Baptisms   1539   1901   Yes,
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Chapel of St Peter   Gold Hill   Baptisms   1791   1836   Yes,
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Yes,
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Chalfont St Peter   St Peter   Marriages   1538   1902   Yes,
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Yes,
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Chalfont St Peter   St Peter   Burials   1584   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Register Library

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Part:

Details: Mar: 1538-1812 T Gurney Ext from Bucks PRs, Marriages Vol 4 Phillimore1908

Size: A4      Weight (grams): 134      Library Ref: PR297

Gold Hill Baptist

Part:

Details: Births 1779-1836 R Goss

Size: A4      Weight (grams): 47      Library Ref: NR143

     

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Details: Mar: 1813-1837 J Underwood

Size: A4      Weight (grams): 62      Library Ref: PR296

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Surnames

These were extracted from our own records and presented as a guide.

PositionBefore 1700   18th Century   19th Century   Overall Surnames  
1RANDALLHUNTNEWMANHUNT
2TREDWAYWORLEYHUNTNEWMAN
3BROWNENEWMANALDERMANHILL
4DELLSMITHHILLALDERMAN
5BUTTERFIELDBENNETTEDWARDSEDWARDS
6BABBEFRANKLINHEATHWORLEY
7SMITHGURNEYLESLIEHATCH
8EWERNASHDANCERSMITH
9MUNKEHATCHJONESJONES
10DOWNESEDWARDSHATCHJOHNSON