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Haversham, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Haversham, a parish in Newport Pagnell, Bucks, on the river Ouse, near the Grand Junction Canal, 1¼ mile NE of Wolverton station on the L. & N.W.R., and 3½ miles WSW from Newport Pagnell. It has a post office under Newport Pagnell; money order and telegraph office, Stantonbury. Acreage, 1634; population, 224. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £200 with residence. The church is of the 14th century and good, and contains a fine altar-tomb of Lady Clinton, of 1423.

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 parishHaversham St. Mary 
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 1665, that of marriages from 168S, and that of burials from 1670.


Church of England

dedication unknown (parish church)

The parish church, dedication unknown, is an edifice of stone, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells; the tower was restored and the bells rehung in 1903: the tower, south porch, piers and arches of nave, and one or two windows, are Early English: the south aisle, chapel, porch and the chancel windows are Decorated, and the clerestory and remaining parts of the church Perpendicular; there are eight stained windows; during the restoration in 1857 a window with decoration of c. 1170, was found above the tower arch, and piscinae in the chancel, and sedilia in the lady chapel were discovered; attached to the pulpit is a curious iron hour glass frame, supposed to date from the time of the Protectorate; on the north side of the chancel is an altar tomb of alabaster, standing under a lofty and elegant double-feathered arch, enriched with crockets, and lined with panelled tracery; on the tomb is the recumbent effigy of a lady, her head resting on cushions supported by angels, and her feet on a lion; the side of the tomb is divided into six trefoil-headed niches, each containing a statuette, and above each, along the hollow verge of the tomb, a rose; the figure is believed to represent Elizabeth (de la Plaunch), who married 1st, Robert 5th Baron Grey of Rotherfield, and on his death in 1387 became the 2nd wife of Sir John de Clinton, 3rd Baron Clinton, who died in 1423; the tomb was repaired by Dorothy, wife of Maurice Thompson esq. in 1665; there is a brass to Alicia Payn, 1427, wife of Thomas Payn esq. one with a skeleton to John Mannsell, gent. 1605, several tablets to former rectors and members of the Greaves family, and a memorial window, erected in 1897, to the Rev. Arthur Bruce Frazer M.A. rector 1856-89: a carved oak eagle lectern was presented in 1867 by Miss Hooper: the organ dates from 1664 and was originally erected in Hackney parish church: in the north aisle is a brass plate on a marble mural tablet, on which are inscribed the names of 6 men of the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18: there are 220 sittings: the churchyard was enlarged in 1869 by a portion of land, the gift of the lord of the manor.

Civil Registration

Haversham was in Newport Pagnell Registration District from 1837 to 1935

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Haversham from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Haversham 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 districtMK19
Post TownMilton Keynes