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Akeley cum Stockholt, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Akeley-cum-Stockholt, a parish in Buckinghamshire, 3 miles N of Buckingham railway station. Post town, Buckingham, 2¼ miles distant, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1325; population, 380. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net yearly value, £171 with residence. The church, a building of stone in the Early Decorated style, was entirely rebuilt in 1854. There is also a Wesleyan chapel. Akeley Wood is a country residence standing in 200 acres of well-wooded grass land.

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 parishAkely St. James 
Poor Law unionBuckingham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1682


Church of England

St. James the Apostle (parish church)

The parish church of St. James the Apostle, entirely rebuilt in 1854 by private subscription, is an edifice of stone, in the Early Decorated style, consisting of chancel and nave, and an embattled tower in the south side, the basement of which forms a porch: the tower has an octagonal turret or spire at one angle, rising about 24 feet above the parapet and contains a clock and 2 bells: the Norman south doorway is a relic of the original church: there is a memorial window of Munich glass, erected in 1884 to the Rev. John Holford Risley B.C.L., M.A. 34 years rector (1841-74): the church was renovated in 1901, and an organ provided in January, 1902, in place of the one introduced in 1854: there are 257 sittings: in 1903 the churchyard was enlarged by the gift of Mr. George Attwood. There is a Maltese cross of stone, 13 feet 6 ins. in height, erected in 1920, as a memorial to the nine men of this parish who lost their lives in the Great War, 1914-18.

Civil Registration

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

Akeley was in Buckingham Registration District from 1837 to 1935

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Akeley cum Stockholt from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Akeley cum Stockholt 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