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Aston Sandford, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishAston-Sandford St. Michael 
Poor Law unionAylesbury 

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

Church Records

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.

Civil Registration

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:

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:

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 districtHP17
Post TownAylesbury