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Shabbington, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Shabbington, a parish, with a village, in Buckinghamshire, on the borders of Oxfordshire, and on the river Thame, 2½ miles W by N of Thame station on the G.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Thame. Acreage, 1630; population of the civil parish, 298; of the ecclesiastical, 302. The manor belongs to the Blunt family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; gross value, £470 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Decorated style, and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishShabbington St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionThame 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1715.


Church of England

St. Mary Magdalene (parish church)

The church of St. Mary Magdalene, built in 1100, is a small building of stone with Decorated windows and arches, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a low embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells, and a small sanctus bell: in the south wall is a cinquefoil-headed piscina in good preservation: the east window is stained, and the chancel retains a piscina and a niche: there is a low side window in the north wall: the font has an octagonal basin and is ancient: the church was restored in 1882, 1924, 1928 and 1934: during the alterations of 1934 a part of the rood loft staircase was discovered in the east end of the north wall, but this unfortunately had to be filled in to add stability to the wall: there are 120 sittings. In the churchyard is a stone cross erected in memory of the men of the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18.

Civil Registration

Shabbington was in Thame Registration District from 1837 to 1932 and Aylesbury Registration District from 1932 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shabbington from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Shabbington 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 districtHP18
Post TownAylesbury