Hillesden  Buckinghamshire


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

HILLESDEN, a parish in the district and county of Buckingham; on a branch of the river Ouse, 2½ miles N by W of Claydon r. station, and 3½ S by W of Buckingham. Post town, Buckingham. Acres, 2, 150. Real property, £4, 449. Pop., 251. Houses, 50. The property is divided among a few. ...

The manor belonged formerly to the Dentons, and belongs now to James Morrison, Esq.; and the manor house was garrisoned for Charles I., suffered assault and spoliation by the parliamentarians, and has now been taken down. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £265. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is later English; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with N porch and W embattled tower; was recently repaired; and contains monuments of the Dentons. Its features form a good specimen of later English, and are said to have furnished Scott, the architect, with his first knowledge of pointed architecture.

Hillesden through time

Hillesden 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 Hillesden itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hillesden, in Aylesbury Vale and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th July 2018

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