This section also includes those parishes in the south of the county and north of the Thames.

Memories of Beaconsfield

There were great times to be had when we were young in Beaconsfield. Starting in May there was and still is the annual fair which in those days was more in keeping with the 'Olde English Faire'.

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Education Provision 1833

Beaconsfield Parish (Pop. 1,763)

Seven Daily Schools, one of which contains 80 males; another (commenced 1833) 62 females; these Schools are supported by subscription, aided by small weekly payments from the parents of the children.  
In the other five Schools, 64 children are under instruction at the expense of their parents.
Three Boarding Schools, in which about 80 children are educated at the expense of their parents.
Two Sunday Schools, one (commenced 1825), of 80 males and 70 females, who attend the Established Church: the other, 30 males and 40 females, who are taught in a meeting-house attached to Independents; both supported by voluntary contributions.


Notes on Beaconsfield

Description of Beaconsfield from Sheahan, 1861

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Burnham Hundred, along with those of Stoke and Desborough, make up the Chiltern Hundreds. Burnham has a mention in the Domesday Book. It is no longer a typical English village, though there is still a strong community feeling present. The main street is a conservation area and this will help to preserve the charming appearance of its buildings. Any new building has to be in keeping with the old. Very few of its inhabitants live in the High Street now, so from being a place of bustle day and night it is a busy trading centre during the day and almost deserted in the evenings.

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Education Provision 1833

Burnham Parish (Pop. 1,930)

Nine Daily Schools; two of which are endowed

One of these contains 24 children, of whom 12 (nominated by the Vicar) receive gratuitous instruction from the proceeds of the charity;

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Notes on Burnham

Description of Burnham from Sheahan, 1861

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Notes on Colnbrook

Description of Colnbrook and other notes. When J.J.Sheahan was writing Colnbrook is described as a Chapelery.

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