In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Iver like this:
IVER, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Eton district, Bucks. The village stands on the river Colne, near the Grand Junction canal and the boundary with Middlesex, 1½ mile WNW of Drayton r. station, and 2¾ SSW of Uxbridge; dates from ancient times; takes its name from Sir Roger de Ivery, who came in with William the Conqueror; is a scattered place; was once a market town; has still a fair on 10 and 11 July; is a seat of courts leet and baron; and has a post office under Uxbridge. ...
The parish comprises 6, 149 acres. Real property, £15, 336; of which £18 are in fisheries. Pop. in 1851, 1, 985; in 1861, 2, 114. Houses, 429. The property is subdivided. Thorney Farm is said to have been a residence of Oliver Cromwell. Richings Park, now the seat ofMeeking, Esq., was the residence of Lord Bathurst, frequented by the most distinguished wits of his. time; passed from him to the Earl of Hertford; and was frequented, under the auspices of Lady Hertford, by all the poets of her time. A walk adjoining it is specially associated with the memory of Pope, and bears the name of Pope's Walk. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £11 5. * Patron,Meeking, Esq. The church was restored in 1848, at a cost of £2, 800; and contains monuments to Sir George and Sir Edward Salter, carvers to Charles I. The p. curacy of Iver-Heath is a separate benefice. There are an endowed national school, and charities £117.-The subdistrict contains also four other parishes, and part of another. Acres, 17, 380. Pop., 5, 787. Houses, 1, 204.
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 Iver has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Bucks. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Iver and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Iver, in South Bucks and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2013
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