In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Padbury like this:
PADBURY, a village and a parish in the district and county of Buckingham. The village stands on an eminence, near the river Ouse, and near the Buckinghamshire railway, 2½ miles S S E of Buckingham; and has abridge over the Ouse, and a post-office under Buckingham. The parish comprises 1, 900 acres. ...
Real property, £4,000; of which £68 are on the railway . Pop. in 1851, 660; in 1861, 550. Houses, 136. The decrease of pop. was caused by demolition of houses, and by emigration. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to All Souls College, Oxford. A skirmish wasfought here, in 1643, between SirLucas and Col. Middleton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £100.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient and tolerable; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a low tower. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, a national school, and charities £10.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Padbury, in Aylesbury Vale and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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