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East Claydon, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Claydon Botolph and Claydon East, two villages about half-a-mile apart, which together form the parish of East Claydon in Buckinghamshire, 1½ mile SW from Winslow Road station on the L. & N.W.R., and about 3 miles WSW of Winslow, under which is a post office; money order and telegraph office, Winslow. Acreage, 2396; population, 343. The-living is a vicarage annexed to the rectory of Middle Claydoii in the diocese of Oxford. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles.

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 parishEast Claydon St. Mary 
HundredAshendon 
Poor Law unionWinslow 

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1583.


Churches

Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The parish church of St. Mary, at East Claydon, is an ancient fabric of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and an Early English chapel on the south side which retains a piscina, and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 5 bells, which were recast and rehung in 1929: it was thoroughly restored in 1871, the chancel being restored at the expense of the Rt. Hon. Sir Harry Verney bart. P.C. the patron: there is a monument to the Abel family and a tablet recording the restoration: a stained east window and an oak reredos were erected to the memory of the Rev. Thomas Huntley Greene M.A. vicar 1879-87; there is an illuminated and framed record of the men of the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18: there are 250 sittings.


Civil Registration

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

East Claydon was in Winslow Registration District from 1837 to 1935


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for East Claydon from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of East Claydon 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:


Villages, Hamlets, &c

Botolph Claydon

Visitations Heraldic

A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online

DistrictAylesbury Vale
CountyBuckinghamshire
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtMK18
Post TownBuckingham