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Great Linford, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Linford, Great, a village and a parish in Bucks. The village stands near the river Ouse and near Linford station on the Newport Pagnell branch of the L. & N.W.R., 2 miles WSW of Newport Pagnell, is a scattered place, and has a post office under Newport Pagnell; money order and telegraph office, Stantonbury. Acreage, 1836; population, 481. The manor belonged at Domesday to Hugo Bolebec and Walter Giffard, and belongs now to the Uthwatts. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £259. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early Decorated style. It contains three ancient brasses, one of which, for Roger Hunt and Johane his wife (1473), states that he paved the church. There are a Congregational chapel and six almshouses. Richard Sandy or Napier, an astrologer and physician, was rector in years preceding 1634.

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 parishLinford St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionNewport-Pagnell 

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

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms dates from the year 1653; marriages, 1654; burials, 1653.


Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew is an ancient edifice of stone, in the Early Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and a western tower containing 6 bells, recast in 1756 at the expense of Sir Henry Uthwatt bt.: each has a Latin inscription; the original window tracery has been replaced by later work: the porch is of Perpendicular date: in the church there are three very fine brasses: 1, to Roger Hunt (who was perhaps a Speaker of the House of Commons) and Johane, his wife, 1473, at whose expense the church was paved, with effigies in civil dress, eight alternately rhyming lines, and an invocatory inscription; 2, Thomas Malyn and Elizabeth, his wife, 1536, with effigies in civil dress; 3, John Uvedall gent. and Anne, his wife, 1611, also in civil dress, with inscription to the latter only: there are also mural tablets to the Uthwatt family; including one erected in 1923 to W. F. E. A. Uthwatt esq. by members of the Bucks Otter Hounds. of which he was master for over 30 years: there are four stained memorial windows: an oblong marble tablet commemorates the men of the parish who gave their lives in the Great War. 1914-18: the church was restored in 1884-5 and a new organ was erected in 1887: there are 220 sittings, all free.

Civil Registration

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

Great Linford was in Newport Pagnell Registration District from 1837 to 1935

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Linford from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Great Linford 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

CountyMilton Keynes
RegionSouth East
Postal districtMK14
Post TownMilton Keynes