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Little Hampden, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Hampden, Little, a parish in Bucks, under the Chiltern Hills, 3½ miles E from Princes Eisborough railway station, and 3 S by W from Wendover. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Amersham. Acreage and population returned with Great Hampden. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Great Hampden, in the diocese of Oxford. The church, a small building of stone, dates from the middle of the 13th century.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBuckinghamshire 
HundredAylesbury 
Poor Law unionWycombe 

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


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1660.


Churches

Church of England

dedication unknown (parish church)

The parish church (dedication unknown) is a very small but ancient building of stone and dating from about 1250, and consisting of chancel, nave and north porch with bell chamber over containing one bell: the chancel was rebuilt in 1859; on the south side of the chancel is a handsome piscina and an ancient stone figure of a bishop with a crozier in his left hand; his right hand being uplifted in the act of benediction: the original altar slab still exists: in 1907 some ancient frescoes were uncovered, one representing St. Christopher, another St. Peter and St. Paul, the remainder are fragmentary; further frescoes have since been discovered: the church was in part new roofed in 1906, and affords 50 sittings. In an addition to the churchyard, given by Llewellyn Atkinson esq. is a limestone cross, erected in memory of the men of Little Hampden who fell in the Great War, 1914-18.


Civil Registration

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

Little Hampden was in Wycombe Registration District from 1837 to 1885


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Little Hampden from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Little Hampden 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

DistrictWycombe
CountyBuckinghamshire
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtHP16
Post TownGreat Missenden