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Dunton, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Dunton, a village and parish in Bucks, near the source of the river Thame, 4 miles SE by S from Winslow town and railway station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town, Winslow; money order and telegraph office, Stewkley. Acreage, 1197; population, 71. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; value, £220 with residence. Patron, Lord Camngton. The church is a small building of stone.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBuckinghamshire 
Ecclesiastical parishDunton St. Martin 
HundredCottesloe 
Poor Law unionWinslow 

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1577.


Churches

Church of England

St. Martin (parish church)

The parish church of St. Martin is a small building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower of Early English date, containing 3 bells: there is a flat tombstone on the floor of the chancel to two infant sons of Dr. Charles James Blomfield, Bishop of London (1826-56), who held the living of Dunton, which was his first benefice, from 1810: in the chancel are two low-side windows, a piscina and an aumbry: under the chancel arch is a brass, with part of an inscription to . . . wife of Richard Collys, 1510; on a slab are figures of a man and woman without name, but about 1420, and on the same slab another brass to John Botton (1518) and Augnet, his wife: the ancient font, divided into two portions, and for many years made to serve as a doorstep to the tower, was rescued and restored by the Rev. T. J. W. Fisher B.A. rector 1904-7, who also provided an oak reredos: on the old western gallery, are the names of all the rectors since 1576; the first recorded rector was John Pernfour, 1221: there are brasses to three men of the parish who lost their lives in the Great War, 1914-18: outside the church is a Norman doorway, now blocked, on which is a carving of The Temptation: the church affords 95 sittings; the seats are 18th century box pews.


Civil Registration

Dunton was in Winslow Registration District from 1837 to 1935


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Dunton from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Dunton 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
CountyBuckinghamshire
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtMK18
Post TownBuckingham