Buckinghamshire Parishes (old)

Little Missenden Parish

Church: St John the Baptist

Hundred: Aylesbury

Poor Law District: Amersham

Size (acres): 3214

Easting & Northing: 492198

Grid Ref SU920980 Click to see map

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Photographs: Photo: St Peter & St Paul’s, Ellesborough Photo: The Firecrest Pub (formerly the Halfway House), Wendover Dean Photo: St Dunstan, Monks Risborough Photo: St John the Baptist Church, Little Missenden Photo: High Street, Aylesbury Photo: Amerhsam Market Photo: Sar

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AYLESBURY HUNDRED from Sheahan 1861: The division of Buckinghamshire now known as the hundred of Aylesbury is formed by the union of the three ancient hundreds of Elesberie (Aylesbury), Risberge, (Risborough), and Stane, (Stone), and still retains the formally the appelation of the "Three Hundreds

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.

Lt Missenden

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

Lt Missenden

Little Missenden Parish (Pop. 937) One Daily School, in which 5 males and 5 females are instructed at the expense of their parents.

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

Lt Missenden

'People just don't want to move from Holmer Green' commented someone on the fact that many try to secure another house in the village when requiring a larger or smaller property. This thriving community of around 5,000 lies on the plateau of the Chilterns between the Misbourne valley to the north ea

Lt Missenden

At the turn of the century in Little Missenden, William Folliott cared for the pastoral needs of his flock. This well loved cleric of Irish descent was a familiar figure as he walked his Parish, a never-ending supply of peppermints in his pocket to be shared with children and grown-ups alike. He als

Gt Missenden

The origins of the village date back to around 900 AD when a monastery was founded where Ashwell Farm (Kingshall) now stands. William the Conqueror gave a Manor and lands to a Saxon nobleman, the Earl of Aufrics, but the lands reverted back to the Crown after the Earl's death. The road through the v

Gt Missenden

Walking was the usual way of getting around, although on Saturdays a pony and trap ran through the village. This eventually led to a horse and brake which could carry seven people at a time. For private use one could hire a horse and brougham from the Nag's Head Inn.

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Places

 

NameTypeNote
Little Missenden PARISH St John the Baptist
Beaman-end NAMES name for Beamond End in 1639
Beamonde juxta Missenden NAMES name for Beamond End in 1535
Beaumont NAMES name for Beamond End in 11670
Beman End NAMES name for Beamond End in 1825
Homers NAMES name for Holmer Green in 1825
Missedene NAMES name for Missenden in Domesday Book in 1086
Missenden Hyde NAMES name for Hyde in 1550
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Little Kingshill. First Mentioned: 1812
Beamond End PLACE within the parish
Beamond Wood PLACE within the parish
Bemond End PLACE within the parish
Brands Fee (Liberty of) PLACE within the parish
Brays Green PLACE within the parish
Holmer Green PLACE within the parish
Hyde Heath (Part) PLACE within the parish
Little Boys Heath PLACE within the parish
Little Kingshill (Part) PLACE within the parish
Mop End (Part) PLACE within the parish
Spurlands End PLACE within the parish
Wycombe Heath (Part) PLACE within the parish

 

Links

 

Church Stained Glass Church Stained Glass
Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial
Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial at Holmer Green
Holmer Green Workhouse Holmer Green Workhouse
Search The National Archives for Little+Missenden Search The National Archives for Little Missenden
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Little Kingshill Buckinghamshire Remembers - Little Kingshill
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Hyde Heath Baptist Church Buckinghamshire Remembers - Hyde Heath Baptist Church
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Hyde Heath - St Andrew Buckinghamshire Remembers - Hyde Heath - St Andrew
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Holmer Green Royal British Legion Buckinghamshire Remembers - Holmer Green Royal British Legion

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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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1801625
1811678
1821814
1831937
18411011
18511142
18611089
18711148
18811113
18911136
19011112
19111293
19211518
19311769
1941N/A
19512421
19613348
19715163
19816861
19916503

There was no census in 1941.

Records

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Little Missenden   St John the Baptist   Baptisms   1559   1902   Yes,
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Little Missenden   St John the Baptist   Marriages   1560   1902   Yes,
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Little Missenden   St John the Baptist   Burials   1719   1901   Yes,
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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  
1HONORJAMESDEANJAMES
2DELLWINTERPEARCEDEAN
3SHRIMPTONTILBURYJAMESPEARCE
4STALLIONBROWNBROWNTILBURY
5MANFEILDTAYLORTILBURYBROWN
6HILLHOBBSKEENKEEN
7RANDALLSTALLIONWRIGHTWRIGHT
8HOBSNASHSAUNDERSWINTER
9LOVETLINESHIRLEYNASH
10MORTONRANDALLEVANSRANDALL