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Foscote, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Foxcott or Foscott, a parish in Buckinghamshire, near the Buckingham Canal, 2 miles NE of Buckingham town and railway station. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Buckingham. Acreage, 719; population, 58. The Manor House is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net yearly value, £130. The church is ancient and good.

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 parishFoxcott St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionBuckingham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1587.


Church of England

St. Leonard (parish church)

The parish church of St. Leonard, originally Norman, is a small but ancient edifice of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a small wooden turret containing one bell: in the chancel is a brass to Edward Grenville esq. who died in 1661; and a mural tablet placed by Lawrence Robert Hall esq. (d. 1891) to the memory of his father, Lawrence Hall, who died in 1866: there is a Norman archway at the south entrance and a low side window: in the chancel is a stained glass window, erected to the memory of Lawrence Robert Hall esq. by his widow in 1891: the church was restored in 1887, and affords 80 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Foscott was in Buckingham Registration District from 1837 to 1935

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Foscote from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Foscote 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 districtMK18
Post TownBuckingham