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Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Ashley Green, a hamlet and an ecclesiastical parish in Chesham parish, Bucks, 2½ miles NNE of Chesham on the Metropolitan railway, and 2½ from Berkhampstead station on the L. & N.W.R. It has a post office under Berkhampstead, which is the telegraph office. Population, 561. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; net yearly value, £250. The church was erected in 1875. There is a small Baptist chapel.

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 parishChesham 
HundredBurnham 
Poor Law unionAmersham 

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1875


Churches

Church of England

St. John the Evangelist (parish church)

The parish church of St. John the Evangelist, erected at the cost of Miss Dorrien, and consecrated in 1875, is a building of flint with stone dressings in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, south aisle, south porch and a bell turret over chancel arch containing 2 bells: the stained east window is a memorial to Col. R. A. Smith-Dorrien, who died in 1879, and was inserted by his family: the east end of the chancel has been adorned with mural paintings, executed as a memorial to Miss Dorrien, founder of the church: there is a fine eagle lectern of carved oak: there are 263 sittings.


Civil Registration

Ashley Green was in Amersham Registration District from 1897 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ashley Green from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Ashley Green 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 districtHP5
Post TownChesham