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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Addington St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Buckingham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Addington (St. Mary))
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Buckinghamshire papers online:
A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online