Hambleden  Buckinghamshire


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

HAMBLEDEN, a village and a parish in the district of Henley and county of Buckingham. The village stands near the river Thames, 2 miles from the boundary with Oxfordshire, and 3¼ NNE of Henley-on-Thames r. station; was once a market Town; and has a post office under Henley-on-Thames. The parish comprises 6, 615 acres. ...

Real property, £, 401. Pop. in 185, , 365; in 186, , 464. Houses, 294. The increase of pop. arose mainly from an extension of the chair turning trade. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to Earl Algar; passed to the Clares, the Badlesmeres, the Scropes, and the Claytons; and belongs now to the Murrays. The present manor house was built, in 1604, by the Earl of Sunderland; and gave refuge, in 1646, to Charles I., on his way to St. Albans. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £1, 200.* Patron, the Rev. W. H. Ridley. The church is ancient and cruciform; seems to have had originally a Norman central tower; has now a western tower of 1721; includes portions of early decorated and later English; was repaired in 1 859; and contains a Norman font, some curious brasses of the Sheepwash family, and a fine alabaster monument of Sir Cope d'Oyley. The vicarage of Lane End is a separate benefice. There are an Independent chapel, and charities £33. St. Thomas Cantilupe was a native; and the second Lord Sandes was buried in the church.

Hambleden through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 26th September 2021

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