Buckinghamshire Parishes (old)

Great Missenden Parish

Church: St Peter and St Paul

Hundred: Aylesbury

Poor Law District: Amersham

Size (acres): 5820

Easting & Northing: 489201

Grid Ref SP890010 Click to see map

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Gt Missenden

Standing on the hills above Great Missenden are the pleasantly rural villages of Ballinger and South Heath. The small village church of St Marys at Ballinger is very quaint and old and has been carefully looked after through the many years by devoted villagers.

Gt Missenden

Description of Great Missenden from J. J. Sheahan, 1861.

Gt Missenden

Hyde Heath, the name for which possibly comes from 'the heath belonging to one William de Hyde', is described in one guide book as, '. . . a common with small houses ... probably an early squatting settlement' and in another as 'a scattered district on high ground'. Neither of which are accurate des

Gt Missenden

Great Missenden Parish (Pop. 1,827) One Infant School (commenced 1830), supported by subscription, containing from 70 to 80 children of both sexes.

Gt Missenden

My grandfather lived at Sedges Farm and my family lived near by. We enjoyed the company of three young cousins. This number was greatly increased during the school holidays when several 'town' cousins came to stay on the farm, and local children joined in too.

Gt Missenden

When I was young, the highlight of our school year was not so much the last day of the summer term as a day when we held our May Revels. The First of May was always too cold and wet, for the celebrations were held on the common adjoining the school. The performers all had parents and grandparents, a

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Places

 

NameTypeNote
Great Missenden PARISH St Peter and St Paul
Afflecks NAMES name for Affrick's Farm in 1806
Belynger NAMES name for Ballinger in 1535, 1550
Halligar Wood NAMES name for Halligar Wood
Mantils farm NAMES name for Mantle's Farm in 1703
Maundell NAMES name for Mantle's Farm in 1500
Missedene NAMES name for Missenden in Domesday Book in 1086
Missenden Hyde NAMES name for Hyde in 1550
Ninningwood NAMES name for Ninneywood in 1714
Nynning (wood) NAMES name for Ninneywood in 1540
Petterley NAMES name for Peterley 1559
Petterlow NAMES name for Peterley 1550
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Hyde Heath. First Mentioned: before 1891
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST High Street. First Mentioned: 1838
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Holmer Green. First Mentioned: 1831
Methodist NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1841. Closed 1937
Primitive Methodist NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1830. Closed 1938
Abbey Park PLACE within the parish
Ballinger PLACE within the parish
Ballinger Bottom South PLACE within the parish
Ballinger Common PLACE within the parish
Basseybones (Part) PLACE within the parish
Beamond End PLACE within the parish
Breaches Wood PLACE within the parish
Deep Mill PLACE within the parish
Frith Hill PLACE within the parish
Grange Farm PLACE within the parish
Haleacre Wood PLACE within the parish
Hunts Green (Part) PLACE within the parish
Hyde Heath (Part) PLACE within the parish
Little Kingshill (Part) PLACE within the parish
Little Pednor PLACE within the parish
Maples Green PLACE within the parish
Mobwell PLACE within the parish
Ninneywood (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Peterley PLACE within the parish
Potterrow PLACE within the parish
Prestwood (Part) PLACE within the parish
Wycombe Heath (Part) PLACE within the parish

 

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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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18011411
18111576
18211735
18311827
18412225
18512097
18612250
18712278
18812170
18912385
19012166
19112555
19212882
19313289
1941N/A
19514464
19615737
19718509
198110152
19919839

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Parish   Church   Register   Start
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Great Missenden   St Peter & St Paul   Baptisms   1694   1901   Yes,
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Great Missenden   St Peter & St Paul   Marriages   1575   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Great Missenden   St Peter & St Paul   Burials   1603   1874   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available

 

Surnames

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

PositionBefore 1700   18th Century   19th Century   Overall Surnames  
1IVESIVESPEARCENASH
2REDDINGSTEVENSNASHPEARCE
3STEVENSNASHLACEYIVES
4WEEDONWRIGHTWILKINSSTEVENS
5HAWESHOAREHARDINGWRIGHT
6HARRISKINGWRIGHTLACEY
7ROGERSREADINGCOXKING
8HOARECROCKETTBROWNHOARE
9NEWMANLACEYWARNERWILKINS
10ALDRIDGECLARKECARTERSMITH