Ibstone or Ipstone, a parish in Buckinghamshire, 6 miles WSW from West Wycombe station on the G.W.R, and 8 W from High Wycombe. It has a post office under Tets-worth; money order and telegraph office, Stokenchurch. Acreage, 1121; population, 286. The manor belongs to Merton College, Oxford. Ibstone House is a chief residence. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Fingest, in the diocese of Oxford; joint net value, £235 with residence. The church is a plain building of stone, partly in the Norman style. In the churchyard there is an ancient yew tree, said to be 1000 years old. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ipstone St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Wycombe|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1665.
Church of England
St. Nicholas (parish church)
The parish church of St. Nicholas is a small and plain building of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret containing 2 bells: the doorways and chancel arch are of Norman date, the chancel and nave are Early English, but the nave roof Perpendicular: there is an old carved pulpit and a circular Norman font: there are 120 sittings. In the churchyard on the north side is an ancient yew tree, and here also lies a stone coffin.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Ibstone was in Wycombe Registration District from 1896 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ibstone from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Ipstone (St. Nicholas))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Buckinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Ibstone 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