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Shalstone, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Shalstone or Shaldestone-with-Oldwick, a parish, with a village, in Buckinghamshire, 4 miles WNW of Buckingham, and 1½ mile NE of Fulwell and Westbury station on the Banbury and Bletchley branch of the L. & N.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Buckingham; telegraph office, Tingewick. Acreage, with Oldwick, 1383; population, 172. The manor house is the seat of the Fitzgeralds, who are lords of the manor and sole landowners. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £177 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1828, and restored in 1862 under the superintendence of the late Sir G. Gilbert Scott, R.A.,and a vestry and organ chamber were added in 1889 under the superintendence of his son. It is a building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a western tower.

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 parishShalstone St. Edward 
Poor Law unionBuckingham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1538.


Church of England

St. Edward the Confessor (parish church)

The church of St. Edward the Confessor, rebuilt in 1828 and thoroughly restored in 1862 under the superintendence of Sir George G. Scott R.A. is a building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, south porch and a western tower containing a clock and 5 bells: a vestry with organ was erected in 1889 by the late Mrs. FitzGerald as a memorial to Capt. Keane FitzGerald, of Shalstone Manor, d. 1888: in the north aisle is a mural brass to Dame Susan Kyngeston, 1540: on the west wall is a brass tablet erected in memory of the men of the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18: there are 160 sittings.

Civil Registration

Shalstone was in Buckingham Registration District from 1837 to 1935

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shalstone from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Shalstone 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 districtMK18
Post TownBuckingham