Hawridge (St. Mary)
HAWRIDGE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Aylesbury, hundred of Cottesloe, county of Buckingham, 3 miles (N. by W.) from Chesham; containing 233 inhabitants. It comprises 696a. 2r. 21p., of which 509 acres are arable, 124 pasture, 35 woodland, and the remainder gardens and roads. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £8. 10. 5.; patron, the Rev. G. Sandby: the tithes have been commuted for £132, and the glebe comprises 28 acres. The church, which is very neat, contains an ancient monument of granite to Dame Dorothy Pakyngton. The old manor-house stands on a lofty artificial mount, surrounded by a moat, presenting a good specimen of a Danish camp.