In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Long Crendon like this:
CRENDON (Long), a parish in the district of Thame and county of Buckingham; on the river Thame, adjacent to the boundary with Oxfordshire, 2¼ miles N of Thame r. station. It has a post office under Thame. Acres, 3, 120. Real property, £5, 892. Pop., 1, 570. Houses, 356. The property is much subdivided. ...
Nutley Abbey here was founded, in 1162, by William Gifford, Earl of Buckingham; and the remains of it are now included in a picturesque farm-house. An ancient cemetery was discovered in 1824, near the supposed site of the castle of the Giffords; and yielded some curious relics of Roman pottery and sepulture. A kistvaen, with urns, was found in 1849. A royalist force, under Col. Blagge, was beaten here, in 1644, by the parliamentarians. Some of the inhabitants are needle-makers. The living*is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £134. Patron, Lord Churchill. The church is early English and cruciform; has a bell from Nutley Abbey; and contains a font resting upon lions, and a monument of Sir John Dormer of 1605. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, and charities £44.
Long Crendon is now part of Aylesbury Vale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aylesbury Vale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Long Crendon itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Long Crendon, in Aylesbury Vale and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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