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Tattenhoe, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Tattenhoe, a parish in Bucks, 2¼ miles W of Bletchley Junction station on the main line of the L. & N.W.R., and 3¼ W from Fenny Stratford. Post town, Stony Stratford; money order and telegraph office, Bletchley station. Acreage, 647; population, 45. The manor, with all the land, belongs to the Lowndes family. The living is a donative in the diocese of Oxford; gross value, £40. The church, a small building of brick and stone, was built in 1540 from the ruins of the neighbouring priory of Snellshall.

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 
Poor Law unionWinslow 

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

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms dates from the year 1733; marriages, 1765; burials, 1755.


Church of England

St. Giles (parish church)

The church of St. Giles occupies a retired situation on the site of the ancient manor house, the moat belonging to which now partly surrounds the churchyard; the existing fabric was rebuilt in 1540 from the ruins of the neighbouring priory of Snelshall, in Whaddon parish, and having been for some time disused and desecrated, was reconsecrated in 1636; it is a building of stone, supported by brick piers, and consisting of chancel and nave under a single roof, south porch and a small western turret containing one bell: the chancel contains a piscina, and has a single east window of three lights, representing the Crucifixion, the gift of Mrs. Clark in memory of her husband; on either side of this window is a stone bracket: the font consists of an octagonal basin, well carved, supported on four clustered shafts, rising from an oval base: the church was partially restored in 1892, and affords 50 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Tattenhoe was in Winslow Registration District from 1837 to 1935

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Tattenhoe from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Tattenhoe 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

CountyMilton Keynes
RegionSouth East
Postal districtMK4
Post TownMilton Keynes