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Hawridge, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Hawridge, a village and a parish in Bucks, adjacent to Herts, 4 miles N from Chesham station on the Metropolitan Extension railway. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Berkhampstead. Acreage, 697; population, 214. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church, which was rebuilt in 1856, is a building of cut flint in the Early English style. It has some ancient monuments and a circular Norman font.

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 parishHawridge St. Mary 
Poor Law unionAylesbury 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Hawridge 1600-1812, Buckinghamshire is available to browse online.

The parish register of baptisms and marriages dates from 1725, that of burials from 1727.


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The parish church of St. Mary is an edifice of cut flint with stone dressings, in the Early English style, rebuilt in 1856, consisting of chancel, nave, transept, south porch and small western bell tunet containing 2 bells: there is a circular Norman font, some memorials to the Seare family, and a monument to Dorothy (Kitson), wife of Sir Thomas Pakington kt.: she died in 1577: the church affords 115 sittings. There is a list of rectors from 1227.

Civil Registration

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

Hawridge was in Aylesbury Registration District from 1837 to 1934

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hawridge from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Hawridge 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

RegionSouth East
Postal districtHP5
Post TownChesham