Fawley  Buckinghamshire


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

FAWLEY, a parish in the district of Henley and county of Buckingham; contiguous to Oxfordshire, and near the river Thames, 3 miles NNW of Henley-upon-Thames r. station. Post town, Henley-upon-Thames. Acres, 2, 216. Real property, £2, 903. Pop., 272. Houses, 51. The property is divided among a few. ...

The manor belonged to the Whitelocks; one of whom wrote "the Memorials." Fawley Court is the seat of Edw. Mackenzie, Esq.; was built by Sir Christopher Wren, in 1684; is a large and handsome structure, amid fine grounds; and occupies the site of a previous mansion which was garrisoned, in 1642, for Charles I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £397.* Patron, W. P. W. Freeman, Esq. The church contains monuments of the Whitelocks, and is tolerable.

Fawley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 26th September 2021

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