Buckingham  Buckinghamshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Buckingham like this:

Buckingham, mun. bor., par., and former co. town of Bucks, on river Ouse, 17 miles NW. of Aylesbury, 24 NE. of Oxford, and 61 from London by rail, 5007 ac., pop. 3585; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Monday and Saturday; an ancient town, almost encircled by the river, which is here crossed by 3 bridges; it has a Free Grammar-School, founded by Edward VI., and is an agricultural centre, with numerous fairs for horses, cattle, and sheep. ...

Malting and tanning are carried on, and limestone and marble are quarried in the vicinity. The bor. returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Buckingham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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