Halton, a parish in Bucks, on the Wendover Canal, 1½ mile NE from Wendover, and 5 from Tring. Nearest railway stations, Tring, Aylesbury, and Wendover. It has a post office under Tring; money order and telegraph office, Wendover. Acreage, 1456; population, 226. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; gross yearly value, £240. The church, a small building of stone in the Early English style, was well restored in 1887.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Halton St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Aylesbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from about the year 1606.
Church of England
St. Michael and All Angels (parish church)
The parish church of St. Michael and All Angels is a small building of stone, chiefly in the Early English style, consisting of sanctuary, clerestoried nave of five bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells; it was rebuilt in 1813, and was restored throughout in 1886-7. and again in 1914: on the north wall of the sanctuary is a brass with effigy to Henry Bradshaw, chief Baron of the Exchequer, ob. 27 July, 1553; and there is another to the Rev. Herbert Alfred Grantham, rector of Halton 1883-95: there are 130 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Halton was in Aylesbury Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Halton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Halton (St. Michael))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Buckinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Halton 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