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Chilton, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Chilton, a village and a parish in Buckinghamshire, 5 miles N by W of Thame station on the G.W.R., including the hamlet of Easington, and with a post office under Thame; money order office, Long Crendon; telegraph office, Brill. Acreage, 2069; population, 287. Chilton House has an embattled porch. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; net yearly value, £120. The church is an ancient building of stone in mixed styles, and contains monuments of the Crokes and an oak pulpit. There is also a small Congregational chapel. Sir George Croke, the patriotic judge of the time of Charles I., was a native.

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 parishChilton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionThame 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1730


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The parish church of St. Mary is an ancient stone edifice in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, and consists of chancel, nave of three bays, south aisle, south transept, south porch, and a low tower with turret on the north side of the nave containing 3 bells: in the exterior east wall is the effigy of a knight in chain mail, placed vertically, and no doubt at some time removed from the interior: in the Croke chapel are some monnments and brasses to the Croke family: that of Sir John Croke, who died in 1608, and Elizabeth, his wife, d. 1611, has recumbent effigies of both, and rising from the altar tomb are columns of black marble supporting a canopy; below are 11 figures of kneeling children; a screen of the 16th century divides this part of the aisle from the rest: the chancel has been thoroughly restored and a stained window (the gift of Mrs. Chetwode) has been placed at the east end: the organ was the gift of Mr. Augustus Chetwode: in 1907 the church was restored by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher bart. (d. 1910), and a new pulpit given by Agnes Lady Aubrey-Fletcher: there are 200 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Chilton was in Thame Registration District from 1837 to 1932 and Aylesbury Registration District from 1932 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chilton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Chilton 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 districtHP18
Post TownAylesbury