In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Milton Keynes like this:
MILTON-KEYNES, a village and a parish, in Newport-Pagnell district, Bucks. The village stands on the river Ouzel, 1¾ mile W of the boundary with Beds, 3 NW of Woburn-Sands r. station, and 3½ S by E of Newport-Pagnell; and has a postal letter-box under Newport-Pagnell. The parish comprises 1,842 acres. ...
Real property, £3,554. Pop., 346. Houses, 72. The manor and most of the land belong to G. Finch, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £600. * Patron, G. Finch, Esq. The church is decorated English; was thoroughly restored in 1864; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower. A handsome national school was built in 1 859. Bishop Atterbury was a native, and that prelate's father and Dr. Wotton, author of "Reflections on Ancient and Modern Learning, ''were rectors.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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