Langley-Marish (St. Mary)

LANGLEY-MARISH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Eton, hundred of Stoke, county of Buckingham; comprising a portion of the market-town of Colnbrook, and containing 1844 inhabitants. The Great Western railway passes through the parish, a short distance north of the church. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Wyrardisbury; impropriator, W. Nash, Esq. The old chapel of St. Mary, which forms the chancel of the church, was erected in the time of Edward I., and contains three stone stalls and a piscina; there is also a curious chapel, built for a pew by Sir John Kederminster, in 1613, and attached to the estate of Langley Park. Here is a place of worship for Independents. Sir John Kederminster in 1649 founded almshouses for four people, and endowed them with property producing £52 per annum. Henry Seymour towards the close of the same century erected others for six inmates, in support of which Captain Henry Seymour, in 1733, bequeathed £30 per annum.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

Navigation

Preface
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z