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Luffield Abbey, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Luffield Abbey, formerly an extra-parochial tract, now a parish in Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, near Whittlebury Forest, 6½ miles NNW of Buckingham. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Towcester. Acreage, 216; population, 7. A Benedictine priory was founded. herein 1124 by Robert Ie Rossu, Earl of Leicester; was given by Henry VII. to the Abbot of Westminster; and passed to the Throckmortons and the Duke of Buckingham. No remains of the edifice now exist.

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 CountyNorthamptonshire 
Poor Law unionBuckingham 

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Civil Registration

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Luffield Abbey was in Buckingham Registration District from 1844 to 1935

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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