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.
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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: 29th July 2015
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