Buckinghamshire Parishes (old)

Stokenchurch Parish

Church: St Peter and St Paul

Hundred: Desborough

Poor Law District: Wycombe

Size (acres): 5890

Easting & Northing: 476196

Grid Ref SU760960 Click to see map

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Stokenchurch

Stokenchurch is a hill-top village in the Chilterns, on the Bucks/ Oxon border. The name Stokenchurch is believed to be derived from the 'The Church in the Stocken', that is a church built within a stockade to protect the inhabitants from animals and outlaws.

Stokenchurch

This parish was in Oxfordshire until the County of Buckingham (Stokenchurch) Order 1895, this parish was transfered, March 31 1896, in pursuance of Section 54 of the Local Government (England and Wales) Act, 1888 (51 and 52 Vict. c. 41).

Stokenchurch

As a child I lived in Studley Green on the main London to Oxford Road, about six miles west of High Wycombe. The roads were made of flint, and were dusty and full of pot holes. Women wearing large sacking aprons used to go into the fields stone picking for a few pence. These stones were collected up

Stokenchurch

Eighty years ago the village had two blacksmiths, three wheelwrights, three undertakers, two bakers, two shoe repairers, two butchers, and a tailor. We were independent of mains water as each house had a tank where rain water was stored. There was a village well, and springs nearby which were used i

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Stokenchurch
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Places

 

NameTypeNote
Stokenchurch PARISH St Peter and St Paul
Mallett Court NAMES name for Mallard's Court in 1627
Paufleys NAMES name for Pophley's Court in 1766
Stokkyng Churche NAMES name for Stokenchurch in 1517
Stokyingchurch NAMES name for Stokenchurch in 1542
Independent NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1820
Primitive Methodist NON-CONFORMIST Beacons Bottom. First Mentioned: 1868. Closed 1970
Primitive Methodist NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1896
Abfield (lost) PLACE within the parish
Beacons Bottom PLACE within the parish
Bigmoor PLACE within the parish
Chequers (Part) PLACE within the parish
East Wood PLACE within the parish
Harecramp PLACE within the parish
Horsleys Green PLACE within the parish
Ibstone Common PLACE within the parish
Lydias Bottom PLACE within the parish
Studdridge PLACE within the parish
Studley PLACE within the parish
Water End PLACE within the parish
Wormsley (Part) PLACE within the parish

 

Links

 

Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial St Peter & St Paul Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial St Peter & St Paul
Victoria County History Victoria County History
Parish Council Website Parish Council Website
Search The National Archives for Stokenchurch Search The National Archives for Stokenchurch
Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Beacon's Bottom Buckinghamshire Remembers - Beacon's Bottom
Church Stained Glass Church Stained Glass

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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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1801N/A
1811N/A
1821N/A
1831N/A
1841N/A
1851N/A
1861N/A
1871N/A
1881N/A
1891N/A
1901N/A
19111592
19211733
19311916
1941N/A
19512487
19612794
19713731
19814278
19914545

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Parish   Church   Register   Start
Date  
End
Date  
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Stokenchurch   St Peter & St Paul   Baptisms   1707   1901   Not available   Yes,
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Not available
Stokenchurch   St Peter & St Paul   Marriages   1707   1901   Yes,
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Yes,
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Not available
Stokenchurch   St Peter & St Paul   Burials   1707   1907   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  
1WHITEWHITEWHITEWHITE
2YATESBUTLERBUTLERBUTLER
3STYLESHUNTBIRDBIRD
4WARRENEASTJOHNSONJOHNSON
5PAINEPLUMRIDGETRANTERTRANTER
6CANNONNEWELLSTRANGENEWELL
7BUTLERHESTERNEWELLHUNT
8BELSONSTRATFORDBARNEYSTRANGE
9TIPPINGDUTTONHUNTSTRATFORD
10SEAMOURJOHNSONKINGBARNEY