Wingrave, Buckinghamshire

Description

Wingrave, a parish, with Wingrave village and Rowsham hamlet, in Bucks, 2 miles NNW of Marston Gate station on the Aylesbury and Cheddington branch of the L. & N.W.R., and 5 1/2 NE of Aylesbury. It has a post and money order office under Aylesbury; telegraph office, Wing. Acreage, 2883; population of the civil parish, 927; of the ecclesiastical, 926. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor, with most of the land, belongs to the Rothschild family. The manor house is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; gross value, £125 with residence. Patron, Earl Brownlow. The church, which was restored at a cost of about £4600 in 1887, is an edifice of stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, and an embattled western tower. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1550.


Churches

Details of the places of worship in Wingrave, and their records, can be found on the following pages:


Maps

Old maps of Wingrave are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.


Villages, Hamlets, &c

Rowsham


Visitations Heraldic

A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online