Wexham, a parish in Bucks, If mile NE of Slough station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Slough. Acreage, 748; population, 231. The manor belongs to the Duke of Leeds, who is chief landowner. Ragstone is found. Wexham Park, the seat of the baronet family of Pigott, is a fine building of red brick and stone in the Elizabethan style, standing in a park of about 70 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; gross value, £482. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, which is an edifice of stone in the Early English style, consists of chancel, nave, S porch, and a western bell turret.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Wexham St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Eton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1606.
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The church of St. Mary is a building of flint and stone, originally Norman, and consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and a low western turret with wooden bell cote containing one bell: there are some Norman windows in the nave, but the east window is Decorated: the chalice is of early 17th century date: the church affords 100 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Wexham was in Eton Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Wexham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Wexham (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Buckinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Wexham 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:
A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online