Place:


Stoke Poges  Buckinghamshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stoke Poges like this:

STOKE-POGES, a village and a parish in Eton district, Bucks. The village stands 1½ mile N of Slough r. station, and has a post-office under Slough. The parish contains also Ditton hamlet, and parts of Slough and Salthill. Acres, 2,500. Real property, £8,275. Pop. in 1851, 1,501; in 1861, 1,600. ...


Houses, 304. The property is much sub-divided. The manor belonged anciently to the Poges; and passed to the Molins, the Hastings, the lawyer Coke, Lord Purbeck, the Gayers, the Halseys, Lady Cobham, and the Penns. S.-Park is the seat of Lord Taunton; S.-Place, of Col. R. H. Vyse; S.-Farm, of Lady Maria Molyneux; and Fairfield Lodge, of J. U. Easson, Esq. Ditton Park belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch; Baylis House, to the Duke of Leeds; and the latter is now used as a Roman Catholic boarding-school. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £500.* Patron, the Duke of Leeds. The church ranges from Norman to later English, and has a tower and spire. The churchyard is the scene of Grey's "Elegy,'' and contains his tomb. A chapel of ease is at Ditton. There are endowed national schools with £30 a year, an alms-house-hospital with £129, and other charities £46.

Stoke Poges through time

Stoke Poges is now part of South Bucks district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Bucks has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stoke Poges itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stoke Poges, in South Bucks and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/2160

Date accessed: 18th April 2019


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