Aston Sandford, Buckinghamshire
Aston-Sandford, a parish in Bucks, on a branch of the river Thame, 6 miles SW of Aylesbury railway station, and 3¼ from Thame, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Haddenham. Acreage, 679; population, 48. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; value, £120. The church is Later English, and small, with a gable-roofed porch. Scott the commentator was rector from 1801 till his death in 1821.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Aston-Sandford St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Aylesbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1600
Church of England
St. Michael and All Angels (parish church)
The parish church of St. Michael and All Angels is a small building of stone chiefly in the Early English style of the 13th century, with some Decorated windows, and consists of chancel and nave and a bell-turret; the chancel retains an ancient aumbry; there are three stained windows, and in the chancel a tablet to the Rev. Thomas Scott, rector 1801-21, famous for his Commentary on the Bible, and father of Sir George G. Scott R.A. the architect: the church was restored in 1877-8, and affords 80 sittings. There is a list of rectors from 1220.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Aston Sandford was in Aylesbury Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Aston Sandford from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Aston-Sandford (St. Michael))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Buckinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Aston Sandford 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