Gerrards Cross

Introduction

Church: St James

Hundred: Stoke

Poor Law District: Eton

Size (acres): 2102

Easting & Northing: 500188

Grid Ref TQ000880 Click to see map

Names

Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Gerrards Cross PARISH St James
Jarrets Cross NAMES name for Gerrard's Cross in 1761
Bulstrode (Park) PLACE within the parish
Prestwick PLACE within the parish

 

Population

Population

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

Note  
1801 N/A
1811 N/A
1821 N/A
1831 N/A
1841 N/A
1851 N/A
1861 N/A
1871 N/A
1881 N/A
1891 N/A
1901 N/A
1911 1612
1921 2208
1931 2942
1941 N/A
1951 3998
1961 5851
1971 6524
1981 6733
1991 6908

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Records

Parish  Church  Register  Start
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Gerrards Cross   St James   Baptisms   1861   1901   Yes,
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Gerrards Cross   St James   Marriages   1861   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Gerrards Cross   St James   Burials   1861   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Yes,
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Surnames

Surnames

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

PositionBefore 1700  18th Century  19th Century  Overall Surnames  
1 COPLAND HONE DANCER DANCER
2 WILSHIRE TREDAWAY LANGSTONE LANGSTONE
3 YOUNG JUXON CHIPPS CHIPPS
4 WRIGHT TREVELYAN SUTTON SUTTON
5 WOODS HARRIS PARKER PARKER
6 WOODRUFF FLETCHER SCOTT SCOTT
7 WOODLEY COPLAND HIGBED HIGBED
8 WOOD WILSON GEORGE GEORGE
9 WOLLACOTT PINER COCK COCK
10 WITHAM BLINCO CLARK CLARK

 

Description

Description of Gerrards Cross as a Chapelry from Sheahan, 1861.

This is a highly respectable place, and consists of many genteel residences, and some cottages built on the verge of an extensive common, about 4 miles N.W. from Uxbridge, 4 miles S.E. from Beaconsfield, 6 miles N.E. from Slough, and 2 miles S. from Chalfont St. Peter.

Gerrard's Cross Common is a flat plain of nearly 1,000 acres, mostly covered with heather and furze; extending into four or five parishes, but chiefly in those of Fulmer and Chalfont St. Peter. The turnpike road from London to Oxford crosses it, dividing the old parishes of Fulmer and Chalfont - the common land on the south side of the road being in the former parish, and the land on the north side belonging mostly to Chalfont. This London and Oxford road extends nearly a mile across the heath, and is intersected at right angles by a road from Chalfont to Slough and Windsor; but it is not known why the cross roads received the prefix of Gerrard, or Jarret, as the name is sometimes spelt. The houses which compose the village of Gerrard's Cross are scattered on a road running round one side of the edge of the common, (forming a bow having the London road as its string) and extending about 1.5 mile in length. Near the French Horn Inn (which is in Fulmer, on the London road at the point at which that road touches the common) the parishes of Fulmer, Chalfont St Peter, and Langley Marish meet.

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