Lewknor (St. Margaret)

LEWKNOR (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of Wycombe, partly in the hundred of Desborough, county of Buckingham, but chiefly in that of Lewknor, county of Oxford, 3½ miles (S. S. E.) from Tetsworth; containing, with the tything of Postcombe, 847 inhabitants, of whom 221 are in Lewknor Uphill. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £11. 17.; net income, £320; patrons, the Warden and Fellows of All Souls' College, Oxford. The great tithes of Lewknor Uphill have been commuted for £89, and the small for £188: the vicar has a glebe of 10 acres. The church is an ancient structure, partly in the Norman style, and contains some interesting monuments and a beautiful effigy in stone; it is the burial-place of the Scroop family, and also of the Fanes, whose estate of Wormesley is partly in the parish. There is a chapel of ease at Ashampstead.

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

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