Wing, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Wing is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Other places in the parish include: Wingberry, Littleworth, Ascott, Burcott, and Crafton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1546

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Wing

  • Soulbury
  • Cheddington
  • Stewkley
  • Aston Abbots
  • Cublington
  • Mentmore
  • Drayton Beauchamp
  • Grove
  • Tring
  • Linslade
  • Wingrave

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WING, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Leighton-Buzzard district, Bucks. The village stands 2½ miles SW of Leighton-Buzzard r. station, and has a post-office under Leighton-Buzzard.—The parish includes 4 hamlets, and comprises 5,310 acres. Real property, £9,331. Pop. in 1851, 1,376; in 1861, 1,504. Houses, 306. The property is subdivided. W. park belonged to the Dormers, passed to the Earl of Chesterfield, and was bought by Lord Overstone; but the mansion of it has been taken down. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £400. Patron, Lord Overstone. The church is of different periods, from Saxon or early Norman onwards; and was restored in 1850. An alien priory was at Ascott. There are parochial schools, alms houses for 8 persons, and other charities £18.—The sub-district contains 3 parishes. Acres, 11,010. Pop., 2,492. Houses, 500.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Wing, 4 m. N.W. Ivinghoe. P. 1274

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

Administration

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