Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Bow Brickhill All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Newport-Pagnell|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Brickhill, Bow (All Saints))
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:
- 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