Buckinghamshire Parishes (old)

West Wycombe Parish

Church: St Lawrence

Hundred: Desborough

Poor Law District: Wycombe

Size (acres): 6533

Easting & Northing: 482194

Grid Ref SU820940 Click to see map

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West Wycombe

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the Manor of Wicumbe (West Wycombe) was held by Wakelin, Bishop of Winchester and was and is for the supplies of the monks of the Church of Winchester. There were 27 villagers, 8 smallholders and 7 slaves! There were also 3 mills on the river Wye which passes through

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DESBOROUGH HUNDRED from Sheahan, 1861: The Hundred of Desborough (anciently Dvetenberg and Dustenburgh), situated in the south-western extremity of the county, contains 52,370 acres and is bounded on the S. by the river Thames, which divides it from Berkshire; on on the E. and N.E. by hundred of B

West Wycombe

Description of West Wycombe, Sheahan, 1861; and other notes.

West Wycombe

My father was a Windsor frame maker and we lived in Crown Court, West Wycombe. There were seven girls and one boy in my family and my mother kept a little shop just down the lane selling sweets, cigarettes and soft drinks, to help out. In summer we hired out sledges and also boiled water for picnic

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

West Wycombe

The village of Booker is situated almost halfway between Lane End and West Wycombe. In the 13th century it was known as the tithing of Bokar and Booker Common is at least 900 years old. The Dashwood family of West Wycombe has held the estate for almost 300 years.

West Wycombe

West Wycombe Parish (Pop. 1,901) Three Daily Schools, containing 45 males and 17 females, who are instructed at the expense of their parents. Four Sunday Schools, in one of which are 80 males and 120 females, who attend the Established Church; two others, consisting of 35 males and 55 females,

West Wycombe

  Green fields, cart tracks and beech trees, that was Downley in the old days, long before new roads and housing estates took over. A cart track past Kiln Pond led from the village through the woods down a sunken lane to West Wycombe at the Pedestal. The local burial ground was on the hill at the

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West Wycombe
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Places

 

NameTypeNote
West Wycombe PARISH St Lawrence
Abraham Down NAMES name for Averingdon in 1826
Charley NAMES name fo Chorley in 1825
Disborough NAMES name for Desborough Castle in 1797
Disborowe NAMES name for Desborough Castle in 1626
Havern Down NAMES name for Averingdon in 1766
Wicumbe NAMES name fo Wycombe in Domesday Book in 1086
Congregational NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1808
Weslyan NON-CONFORMIST Moor House, Downley. First Mentioned: 1824
Weslyan NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1815. Moved to present chapel in 1894
Averingdown (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Booker PLACE within the parish
Bradenham Hill PLACE within the parish
Chawley (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Chorley (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Cooks Hall PLACE within the parish
Desborough Castle PLACE within the parish
Downley PLACE within the parish
Fastendich (lost) PLACE within the parish
Fillington (Fm) PLACE within the parish
Green End PLACE within the parish
Hearnton Wood PLACE within the parish
Huckingdon PLACE within the parish
Lane End (Part) PLACE within the parish
Littleworth PLACE within the parish
Loxboro Wood PLACE within the parish
Naphill Common PLACE within the parish
Park Lane PLACE within the parish
Phillingdon PLACE within the parish
Plomer Hill PLACE within the parish
Sands PLACE within the parish
Tilbury Wood PLACE within the parish
Toweridge PLACE within the parish
Wheeler End (Part) PLACE within the parish
Widdenton Park Wood PLACE within the parish

 

Links

 

Church Stained Glass Church Stained Glass
Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial Buckinghamshire Remembers - War Memorial
Victoria County History Victoria County History
Church Stained Glass Church Stained Glass
Search The National Archives for West+Wycombe Search The National Archives for West Wycombe
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Booker Memorial Hall Buckinghamshire Remembers - Booker Memorial Hall
Buckinghamshire Remembers = Booker Methodist Chapel Buckinghamshire Remembers - Booker Methodist Chapel
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Downley Memorial Hall Buckinghamshire Remembers - Downley Memorial Hall
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Sands Buckinghamshire Remembers - Sands
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Sands Village Hall Buckinghamshire Remembers - Sands Village Hall
Buckinghamshire Remembers - Wheeler End Buckinghamshire Remembers - Wheeler End
Church Stained Glass Church Stained Glass
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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18011330
18111362
18211545
18311901
18412002
18512000
18612161
18712343
18812390
18912599
19013466
19112931
19212400
19313304
1941N/A
19511869
19611794
19712609
19811103
19911160

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Parish   Church   Register   Start
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West Wycombe   St Lawrence   Baptisms   1602   1901   Yes,
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West Wycombe   St Lawrence   Marriages   1576   1877   Yes,
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Yes,
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West Wycombe   St Lawrence   Burials   1602   1901   Yes,
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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  
1KEENEHARRISSMITHHARRIS
2CARTERFRYERHARRISFRYER
3RUSSELLFORDFRYERSMITH
4HUNTESMITHPLUMRIDGEKEEN
5HUNTTILBURYKEENPLUMRIDGE
6NEWELLRUSSELLMEADNEWELL
7EASTCHALFONTMORRISMORRIS
8DEANENEWELLBARLOWFORD
9HOBBSWOOSTERHAWESHAWES
10BIGGSDEANBUTLERTILBURY