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St Leonards, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Leonards, St, an ancient chapelry, formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1860, in Aston Clinton parish, Bucks, near the boundary with Herts, 3 miles ESE of Wendover, 4 S from the village of Aston Clinton, and 4 SW from Tring station on the main line of the L. & N.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Tring. Population, 147. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £250 with residence. The church is an ancient building of rubble, was once a chantry chapel to Missenden Abbey, was rebuilt after the civil war by General Wood, has been restored and beautified, and contains some old armour and many monuments and tablets.

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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBuckinghamshire 
Civil parishAston Clinton 
HundredAylesbury 
Poor Law unionAylesbury 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1737.


Churches

Church of England

St. Leonard (parish church)

The church, formerly a chantry chapel to the Abbey of Missenden, is an edifice of rubble stone, consisting of chancel and nave under one roof, south porch and a western belfry containing one bell: there are two tablets to the Wood family, one of which, with a marble bust, commemorates Gen. Cornelius Wood, a distinguished officer of Queen Anne's reign, who died in 1712: new choir stalls were erected in 1889, and the church was completely restored in 1935: there are 130 sittings.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for St Leonards from the following:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Buckinghamshire is available to browse.


Maps

Online maps of St Leonards are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Buckinghamshire papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictChiltern
CountyBuckinghamshire
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtHP23
Post TownTring