Akeley

Church: St James the Apostle

Hundred: Buckingham

Poor Law District: Buckingham

Size (acres): 1325

Easting & Northing: 470237

Grid Ref SP700370 Click to see map

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Akeley - Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Akeley PARISH St James the Apostle
Achelei NAMES name for Akeley in Domesday Book in 1086
Ekeley NAMES name for Akeley in 1577
Oakeley NAMES name for Akeley in 1755
Weslyan NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1829
Akeley cum Stockholt PLACE within the parish
Akeleywood PLACE within the parish
Stockholt PLACE within the parish

Akeley - Description

Akeley derives its name from 'Ake', the Anglo-Saxon word for , and 'Ley', a field. In the Domesday Book it is spelled Achelei. Akeley had a church in 1164 and its living came into the possesion Longueville Abbey.

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Memories of Akeley

At the turn of the century, this little village in north Bucks was almost entirely self-supporting. There were two general stores, a butcher, a baker, who was also landlord of the Greyhound, a builder and undertaker, a coal and wood merchant, two cobblers, a tailor and a wheelwright who carried on his trade in the yard of the Bull and Butcher.

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