Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
Gerrard's Cross, a village and an ecclesiastical parish formed in 1861 out of the parishes of Fulmer, Chalfont St Peter's, Iver, Langley Marish, and Upton-cum-Chalvey, in Bucks. The village stands 3 miles ESE of Beaconsfield, and 6 N by E of Slough station on the G.W.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Population of parish, 605. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; gross yearly value, £400 with residence. The church is a memorial one to Major-General Reid by his sisters the Misses Reid, stands on a wide common, was built in 1859 after designs by Tite, and is in the Romanesque style. The Pilgrim's Home here, founded by the late Sir J. W. Alexander, Bart, was bequeathed by him to the Pilgrims' Friend Society. Bulstrode Park is a chief residence.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||Chalfont St Peter|
|Poor Law union||Amersham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1861.
Church of England
St. James, London Road (parish church)
The parish church of St. James, situated on the south side of the London and Oxford road, was erected by the Misses Reid in memory of their brother, Maj.-Gen. Reid, formerly M.P. for Windsor, and is a cruciform building in the Byzantine style of various coloured bricks and stone, from designs by Sir William Tite knt. architect, and consists of chancel; nave, transepts, an octagonal dome rising above the intersection surmounted by a gilt cross and flanked by four turrets, and a campanile containing a clock with three dials and 5 bells: there are sittings for 440 persons.
Gerrards Cross was in Eton Registration District from 1895 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Gerrards Cross from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Gerrards-Cross)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Buckinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Gerrards Cross 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