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Towersey, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

Towersey, a parish in Buckinghamshire, 1½ mile E of Thame station on the Wycombe, Thame, and Oxford branch of the G.W.R., and 9 miles SW from Aylesbury. It has a post office under Thame; money order and telegraph office, Thame. Acreage, 1380; population, 349. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs. to the Griffin family. Towersey Manor is a fine mansion in the Italian style, which stands in its own grounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £85. The church is a small building of stone, chiefly in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, and an embattled pinnacled tower. It has a Saxon font, and a richly carved Jacobean pulpit. There is a Baptist 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 parishTowersey St. Catherine 
Poor Law unionThame 

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

Civil Registration

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

Towersey was in Wycombe Registration District from 1837 to 1845, Thame Registration District from 1845 to 1932, and Aylesbury Registration District from 1932 to 1933

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Towersey from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Towersey are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online

DistrictSouth Oxfordshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtOX9
Post TownThame