Winslow  Buckinghamshire


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

WINSLOW, a small town, a parish, and a district, in Bucks. The town stands on the brow of a hill, adjacent to the Oxford and Bletchley railway, 6½ miles SE of Buckingham; was given, in 794, by King Offa, to St. Alban's abbey; is a seat of petty-sessions; comprises three neat well built streets, with a central market place; and has a head post-office,‡ a r. ...

station with telegraph, a banking-office, a good inn, a police station, a later English church, Independent and Baptist chapels, an endowed school with £42 a year, a national boys' school, a parochial girls' school, a workhouse, charities £28, a weekly market on Wednesday, and ten annual fairs.—The parish comprises 1,920 acres. Real property, £7,631; of which £190 are in gasworks. Pop., 1,890. Houses, 376. The manor belongs to W. S. Lowndes, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £220.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor.—The district contains 15 parishes and a part. Acres, 35,395. Poor rates in 1863, £5,771. Pop. in 1851, 9,376; in 1861 9,265. Houses, 2,017. Marriages in 1866, 57; births, 314,-of which 16 were illegitimate; deaths, 189,-of which 70 were at ages under 5 years, and 8 at ages above 85. Marriages in the 10 years 1851-60, 631; births, 3,208; deaths, 2,037. The places of worship, in 1851, were 14 of the Church of England , with 3,666 sittings: 5 of Independents, with 676 s.; 6 of Baptists, with 652 s.; 5 of Wesleyans, with 893 s.; 4 of Primitive Methodists, with 640 s.; and 1 undefined, with 150 s. The schools were 10 public day-schools, with 482 scholars; 22 private day-schools, with 454 s.; 26 Sunday schools, with 1,676 s.; and 4 evening schools for adults, with 114 s.

Winslow through time

Winslow 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 Winslow itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd February 2019

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