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Astwood, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Astwood, a parish in Bucks, on the verge of the county, 5½ miles ENE of Newport-Pagnell, and 6 SE of Olney station on the M.R. Post town, Newport-Pagnell; money order and telegraph office, Cranfield. Acreage, 1281; population, 187. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; net yearly value, £139. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient building of stone, in the Perpendicular and Decorated styles.

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 parishAstwood St. Peter 
Poor Law unionNewport-Pagnell 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1666


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The parish church of St. Peter is an ancient building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, with clerestory, south aisle, modern south porch and an embattled western tower of the Decorated period containing 3 bells and a clock: the piers and arches of the nave are also Decorated, but the clerestory and roof Perpendicular: the font, an Early English work, has a plain octagonal bowl supported on a square pedestal having four circular shafts with moulded caps: there are three fine brasses, with effigies, to Thomas Chibnale and Emma and Alice his wives, dated 1534: there are three marble mural tablets to the Lowndes family, and one to Samuel Cranmer, 1640: within the chancel rails are four black marble slabs, three to the Lowndes family and one to Thomas Layton esq, 1723: there is a marble tablet erected in memory of the three men of this parish who lost their lives in the Great War, 1914-18: opposite the porch is the base of an ancient stone cross: there are 120 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Astwood was in Newport Pagnell Registration District from 1837 to 1935

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Astwood from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Astwood 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

CountyMilton Keynes
RegionSouth East
Postal districtMK16
Post TownNewport Pagnell