In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Linford like this:
LINFORD (GREAT), a village and a parish in Newport-Pagnell district, Bucks. The village stands near the river Ouse, 2 miles SW of Newport-Pagnell, and 2½ E of Wolverton r. station; is a scattered place; and has a post office under Newport-Pagnell. Acres, 1,787. Real property, £3,229. ...
Pop., 557. Houses, 112. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged, at Domesday, to Hugo Bolebec and Walter Giffard; and, with Linford House, belongs now to the Rev. W. A. Uthwatt. Linford Wood is a meet for the Whaddon Chase hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £400. * Patron, the Rev. W. A. Uthwatt. The church is good, and has a tower. There a re an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £10 a year, and six alms houses with £52. Richard Sandy or Napier, an astrologer and physician, was rector in years preceding 1634.
Great Linford is now part of Milton Keynes district. Click here for graphs and data of how Milton Keynes has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Great Linford itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Linford, in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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