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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Foxcott St. Leonard|
|Poor Law union||Buckingham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Foxcott, or Foscott (St. Leonard))
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Buckinghamshire papers online:
A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online