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Addington, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Addington, a parish in the county of Buckingham, on a tributary of the Ouse, 1¾ mile WNW of Winslow station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town, Winslow, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1303; population, 100. Addington Manor, the property of Lord Addington, is a fine modern residence, standing in a park of 300 acres. Addington House, a residence of Lord Addington, also stands in the park. Gallows Gap was a place of feudal capital punishment by the ancient proprietors, the Moulines. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; value, £200. Patron, Lord Addington. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style.

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


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

Ancient CountyBuckinghamshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAddington St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBuckingham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1558


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The parish church of St Mary is an edifice of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, side chapel and vestries, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells: the church was restored in 1857 by the first Lord Addington: nearly all the windows are filled with old Flemish stained glass: there are several monuments to the Busby family, formerly lords of the manor, and one to the Poulett family: there are 156 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Addington was in Buckingham Registration District from 1837 to 1935

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Addington from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Addington 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

DistrictAylesbury Vale
RegionSouth East
Postal districtMK18
Post TownBuckingham