In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Marsh Gibbon like this:
MARSH-GIBBON, a village and a parish in the district and county of Buckingham. The village stands near the Oxford and Bletchley railway, 1 mile E of the boundary with Oxfordshire, 2½ N of Akeman-street, 2 E of Launton r. station, and 4½ E by N of Bicester; and has a post office under Bicester. ...
The parish comprises 2,752 acres. Real property, £4,824. Pop. in 1851, 944; in 1861,858. Houses, 203. The property is subdivided. The manor and much of the land belong to Ewelme Almshouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £456.* Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church is ancient, and has a tower; and the chancel was recently repaired. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £45.
Marsh Gibbon 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 Marsh Gibbon itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Marsh Gibbon, in Aylesbury Vale and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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