Hughenden  Buckinghamshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hughenden like this:

HITCHENDEN, or HUGHENDEN, a village and a parish in Wycombe district, Bucks. The village stands 1¾ mile N of Wycombe r. station. The parish contains also part of Brandsfee liberty. Post town, High Wycombe. Acres, 5, 751. Real property, £3, 953. Pop. in 1851, 1, 541; in 1861, 1, 653. ...

Houses, 345. The property is divided among a few. Hitchenden Manor House is the seat of the Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli. A monument was erected, in 1862, on a hill opposite the Manor House, to the memory of Isaac Disraeli, author of "Curiosities of Literature;" is an ornamental structure of Bathstone; and has, on the base, in low relief, a portrait of Disraeli. The Montforts once held the manor, and retired to it after the battle of Evesham. Coins of Hadrian, Trajan, and other Roman emperors were found here in 1795. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £280. Patron, the Right Hon. B. Disraeli. The church has Norman parts; is in good condition; has a low square tower; and contains some very curious monuments of the Wellesburnes and the Montforts, a good brass of 1493, a handsome monument to Countess Conyngham, two memorial windows, and a good ancient round font. The vicarage of Prestwood is a separate benefice. A Primitive Methodist chapel is at Nap Hill. Almshouses, near the church, were built by Ellen, Countess Conyngham, and have an income of £20; and other charities have £145.

Hughenden through time

Hughenden is now part of Wycombe district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wycombe has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hughenden itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 05th March 2021

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