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Wootton under Wood, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishWootton-Under-Wood All Saints 
Poor Law unionAylesbury 

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

Civil Registration

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:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictAylesbury Vale
RegionSouth East
Postal districtHP18
Post TownAylesbury