Padbury  Buckinghamshire


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

PADBURY, a village and a parish in the district and county of Buckingham. The village stands on an eminence, near the river Ouse, and near the Buckinghamshire railway, 2½ miles S S E of Buckingham; and has abridge over the Ouse, and a post-office under Buckingham. The parish comprises 1, 900 acres. ...

Real property, £4,000; of which £68 are on the railway . Pop. in 1851, 660; in 1861, 550. Houses, 136. The decrease of pop. was caused by demolition of houses, and by emigration. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to All Souls College, Oxford. A skirmish wasfought here, in 1643, between SirLucas and Col. Middleton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £100.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient and tolerable; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a low tower. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, a national school, and charities £10.

Padbury through time

Padbury 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 Padbury itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 04th August 2020

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