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Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Horwood, Little, a parish, with a village, in Winslow union, Bucks, 1½ mile N from Swanboume station on the L. & N.W.R., and 2½ miles NE by N of Winslow. It has a post office under Winslow; money order and telegraph office, Winslow. Acreage, 1948; population, 304. A very fine herd of Aldemey cows is here, and butter has been sent often hence to the Royal family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford 5 net value, £168 with residence. Patron, the Church Patronage Society. The church, dedicated to St Nicholas, is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style. It was restored in 1889, when some very fine mural paintings were discovered on the N wall of the nave.

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 parishLittle Horwood St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionWinslow 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1568.


Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The parish church of St. Nicholas is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave with arcade of four arches, south aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells; in the church is a hagioscope, and there are some Perpendicular windows: on the north wall are two paintings, possibly of the 13th century; the church was thoroughly restored in 1889, the restoration of the chancel being effected by Mrs. Dauncey, in memory of her husband, P. Dauncey esq.: there are 140 sittings.

Civil Registration

Little Horwood was in Winslow Registration District from 1837 to 1935

Directories & Gazetteers

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Little Horwood 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

DistrictAylesbury Vale
RegionSouth East
Postal districtMK17
Post TownMilton Keynes