Wootton under Wood, Buckinghamshire
Wootton-under-Wood, a parish, with a village, in Bucks, 3 miles NE from Brill, and 10 W from Aylesbury. It is connected by the Wotton tramway with Quainton Road station on the Metropolitan railway, 4 miles N by E. Post town, Aylesbury; money order and telegraph office, Brill. Acreage, 2600; population, 247. The manor, with all the land, belongs to Earl Temple. Wotton House, a fine mansion of red brick standing in a noble park of about 2000 acres, 250 of which are covered by a lake, is a seat of Earl Temple. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; gross value, £120 with residence, in the gift of Earl Temple. The church is an edifice of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, and an embattled western tower with spire. It contains some ancient tombs and monuments, and has on the south side the mausoleum of the Grenville family.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Wootton-Under-Wood All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Aylesbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Wootton under Wood was in Aylesbury Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Wootton under Wood from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Wootton-Under-Wood (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Buckinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Wootton under Wood 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