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Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Farnham Royal, a parish in Bucks, 3¼ miles N from Eton, and 3 N by W from Slough station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office (R.S.O.) under Farnham Common 5 telegraph office, Farnham Common. Acreage, 1663; population of the civil parish. 1053; of the ecclesiastical, 1302. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; gross value, £500 with residence. Patrons, the Provost and Fellows of Eton College. The church was almost wholly rebuilt in 1868. There are Baptist and Free Methodist chapels, and a mission hall. Hedgerley Dean is a hamlet 3 miles northeast.

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 parishFarnham-Royal St. Mary 
Poor Law unionEton 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1635.


Church of England

St. John the Evangelist, Farnham Common

The church of St. John the Evangelist, Farnham Common, erected in 1908, and since enlarged, is a plain building of brick with stone dressings: there are 250 sittings: it is served by the clergy of St. Mary's.

St. Mary (parish church)

The parish church of St. Mary is a building of flint, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles and a western tower containing 8 bells, 2 of which were added to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria: the chancel, which is the only remaining part of the original edifice, supposed to date from the 12th century, retains a Norman window and a piscina of Early English date; the nave, aisles and tower are modern, the latter having been erected in 1868: in the church is a brass to Eustace Mascoll: there are nine stained windows and a font of Perpendicular character: the iron screen and chancel decoration and the churchyard cross Were the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carr-Gomm: the church affords 347 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Farnham Royal was in Eton Registration District from 1837 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Farnham Royal from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Farnham Royal 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

Hedgerley Dean

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Bucks
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSL2
Post TownSlough