Adstock Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Adstock is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Adstock

  • Addington
  • Great Horwood
  • Padbury
  • Thornborough

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Adstock, 1½ m. N.W. Winslow. P.419.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Adstock, a parish in the hund., union, and county of Buckingham; 3 miles north from Winslow, on the road to Buckingham. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Buckingham and dio. of Lincoln; rated at £13 16s. 3d.; gross income £260. Tithes commuted in 1797. Patron, in 1835, the bishop of Lincoln. There is a tradition, that in the time of the plague, Buckingham and Winslow being much infested by it, a market was kept here for some time. Pop., in 1801, 280; in 1831, 445. Houses 90. Acres 1,130. A. P. £1 882. Poor rates, in 1837, £293

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Buckingham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Post-1844 – Oxford, Pre-1845 – Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – None, Post-1844 – Buckingham
  • Poor Law Union: Buckingham
  • Hundred: Buckingham
  • Province: Canterbury


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