Stoke Goldington, Buckinghamshire
Stoke Goldington, a parish, with a village, in Bucks, 4¼ miles NW of Newport Pagnell, and 4 E from Olney station on the Bedford and Northampton branch of the M.R. It has a post office under Newport Pagnell; money order and telegraph office, Hanslope. Acreage, 2352; population of the civil parish, 767; of the ecclesiastical, with Gayhurst, 858. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Carlile family. The living is a rectory, annexed to Gayhurst, in the diocese of Oxford; joint net value, £234. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style. There is a Congregational chapel and a village reading-room. The lawyer Coke was a resident.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Stoke-Goldington St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Newport-Pagnell|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1538.
Church of England
St. Peter (parish church)
The church of St. Peter, seated on an acclivity, is an ancient edifice of stone, chiefly in the Early English style, and consisting of chancel, nave of six bays, aisles, south porch and a low embattled tower containing 5 bells: the south aisle extends to the entire length of the church, and there is a lofty chancel arch of the Decorated period: the nave arcades are Early English: in 1929 two sanctuary lamps were added in memory of William Steventon, a former schoolmaster here: there are 200 sittings.
Stoke Goldington was in Newport Pagnell Registration District from 1837 to 1935
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Stoke Goldington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Stoke-Goldington (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Buckinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Stoke Goldington are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Buckinghamshire papers online:
Villages, Hamlets, &cEakley Lanes
A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online