In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Loudwater like this:
LOUDWATER, a village and a chapelry in High Wycombe parish, Bucks. The village stands on an affluent of the river Thames, adjacent to the Maidenhead and Thame railway, 3 miles SE of High Wycombe; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under High Wycombe. The area and pop. of the chapelry are returned with the parish. The manor belongs to the Dowager Lady Dashwood. Flackwell Heath commands a charming view of the valley of the Thames. There are paper mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £137.* Patrons, Trustees. The church is a good brick building of 1791.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Loudwater has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Wycombe. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Loudwater and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Loudwater, in Wycombe and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd May 2013
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