In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Little Missenden like this:
MISSENDEN (LITTLE), a village and a parish in Wycombe district, Bucks. The village stands on the rivulet Mise or Miss, 2½ miles NW of Amersham, and 5½ ENE of Wycombe r. station; and has a post office under Amersham. The parish comprises 3,173 acres. Real property, £2,604. Pop., 1,089. ...
Houses, 239. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Earl Howe. Missenden House is the seat of J. O. Cuffe, Esq.; and the Abbey, of D. Potter, Esq. The Manor House is the residence of Mrs. Leventhorpe. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £280. Patron, Earl Howe. The church is plain, was repaired in 1853, and contains two brasses of the Stiles family. There are two Baptist chapels, a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £32.
Little Missenden is now part of Chiltern district. Click here for graphs and data of how Chiltern has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Little Missenden itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Little Missenden, in Chiltern and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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