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Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Stoke Mandeville, a parish in Bucks, 2½ miles SSE of Aylesbury, which is the nearest railway station. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Aylesbury. Acreage, 1499; population, 356. A monument 26 feet high has been erected to the famous John Hampden. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £244 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. The church, erected in 1886, is a small building of flint and brick in the Early English style; and a chapel of ease is in a detached tract 6 miles distant. The old parish church is also occasionally used.

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 parishStoke-Mandeville St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWycombe 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1699.


Church of England

St. Mary the Virgin (parish church)

The church of St. Mary the Virgin, erected in 1866 on a new site near the centre of the village, about half a mile from the old church, is a building of flint and red brick in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a western tower containing 8 bells: two of which were added in 1931: there is a monument, with marble effigies, to the memory of three children of Edmund Brudenell, lord of the manor in the time of Queen Elizabeth; the monument was removed here from the old church by faculty in February, 1899: there are 160 sittings, The old church of St. Mary the Virgin, now in ruins, retains in the chancel a piscina and an Early English window, and the nave has a 12th century archway.

Civil Registration

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

Stoke Mandeville was in Wycombe Registration District from 1837 to 1898 and Aylesbury Registration District from 1898 to 1974

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stoke Mandeville from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Stoke Mandeville 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 districtHP22