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Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Brickhill, Bow, a village and a parish in Bucks. The village stands near Watheng Street, the river Ouzel, and the Grand Junction Canal, 2 miles E of Fenny-Stratford station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town, Bletchley station; money order and telegraph office, Fenny-Stratford. Acreage of parish, 1848; population, 464. The surface includes Bow-Brickhill eminence, 683 feet high, and is partly common. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; gross yearly value, £430 with residence. The church stands conspicuously on a steep eminence above the village, and is a building of sandstone in the Norman and Perpendicular-styles. There are also Congregational and Wesleyan chapels. Caldecot is a hamlet½ a mile NW.

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 parishBow Brickhill All Saints 
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 1653


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The parish church of All Saints, conspicuously situated on the edge of a steep hill, on the side of which the village lies, is an ancient structure of sandstone, built in the early fifteenth century, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells; the fabric was repaired by Dr. Browne Willis, the well-known antiquary, in 1757, and the interior was restored in 1883: a new organ was provided in 1911: there are 150 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Bow Brickhill was in Newport Pagnell Registration District from 1837 to 1935

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bow Brickhill from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Bow Brickhill 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 districtMK17
Post TownMilton Keynes