Notes on Little Kimble


Description of Little Kimble from Sheahan, 1861.

 The parish of Little Kimble is small, its area being only 750 acres, of rateable value of £837. The surface of the country is greatly diversified, and the irregularities of hill and dale remarkably abrupt. "At this extreme point," writes Lipscomb, "commences the Chiltern Hills, characterised by the particular formation which marks the chalky and flinty stratum, and entirely different from the ordinary strata of the county. The view, extending along the brow of that immense range of eminences, completely varies the surface of he whole district by a picturesque variety of uncommon beauty and interest, stretching to the high hills of Oxfordshire and Berkshire, and forming a barrier between the clayey and alluvious soil of the Vale of Aylesbury, and the chalk and flint of its southern boundary." The soil of the upper part of Little Kimble parish is chalk and clay. Population at present 182 souls.

The village is very small and scattered, and stands 3 miles W. by S. from Wendover; 5 miles S from Aylesbury; and 3 W. from Princes Risborough.

The manor house stood near the church, and was pulled down about thirty years ago.

The rectory house is a handsome residence situated a quarter of a mile south-west from the church, on high ground, and surrounded by two acres of garden and pleasure-ground.



Little Kimble Parish (Pop. 176)

The children of this parish attend School on Sundays at Great Kimble.