In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Middle Claydon like this:
CLAYDON (Middle), a parish in the district and county of Buckingham; 2¼ miles E of Claydon r. station, and 4 WSW of Winslow. It has a post office under Winslow. Acres, 2, 586. Real property, £4, 035. Pop., 146. Houses, 33. The property is divided among a few. The manor has belonged to the Verneys since the middle of the 15th century. Claydon House, the seat of Sir H. Verney, Bart., was rebuilt in the time of George II., by the second Earl of Verney, in a style of great magnificence; but soon was severely injured by the Baroness Fermanagh; yet retains some features of its original splendour. ...
The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £540.* Patron, Sir H. Verney, Bart. The church stands close to Claydon House; and has brasses of the 16th century, an alabaster tomb of Giffard, and many monuments of the Verneys, including one to Charles I. 's standard-bearer at Edgehill. Verney's alms-houses have £16 from endowment; and other charities £65.
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 Middle Claydon has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Aylesbury Vale. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Middle Claydon and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Middle Claydon, in Aylesbury Vale and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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