Ellesborough (St. Peter and St. Paul)
ELLESBOROUGH (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Wycombe, hundred of Aylesbury, county of Buckingham, 2½ miles (W. by S.) from Wendover; containing 708 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 9. 7.; net income, £285; patron, Sir R. G. Russell, Bart. Near the church, on a circular eminence, is an ancient fortification called Belinus' Castle, where tradition relates that Belin resided; above it is a high hill, still retaining the name of Belinesbury. There are almshouses for eight poor widowers and widows, endowed by Lady Isabella Dodd with land now let for a yearly rent of £63, and property in the funds producing a dividend of £34 per annum.