Place:


Milton Keynes  Buckinghamshire

 

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.

Milton Keynes through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Milton Keynes has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Milton Keynes go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/1507

Date accessed: 21st September 2017


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