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Radclive, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Radclive, a parish in Buckinghamshire, on the river Ouse, 1¼ mile W of Buckingham. It contains the hamlet of Chackmore, and is officially described as Radclive-with-Chackmore. There is a post office at Chackmore under Buckingham; money order and telegraph office, Buckingham. Acreage, 1184; population, 321. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to New College, Oxford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £301. Patron, New College, Oxford. The chnrch is an ancient edifice of stone in the Transitional, Norman, and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and an embattled western tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel at Chackmore.

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 parishRadclive-cum-Chackmore St. John the Evangelist 
Poor Law unionBuckingham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1597.


Church of England

St. John the Evangelist (parish church)

The church of St. John the Evangelist is an ancient building of stone in the Transition Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower, containing 3 bells: the windows in the nave are Decorated with the exception of one, which is Perpendicular: in the chancel are two Early English windows and a Decorated east window: the south doorway is Transition Norman: the whole church was, about the year 1903, thoroughly restored under the supervision of Mr. J. Oldrid Scott F.S.A. architect, at a cost of £1,000: there are 100 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Radclive was in Buckingham Registration District from 1837 to 1935

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Radclive from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Radclive 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online

DistrictAylesbury Vale
RegionSouth East
Postal districtMK18
Post TownBuckingham