Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Leckhampstead is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Leckhampstead

  • Thornton
  • Lillingstone Lovell
  • Wicken
  • Lillingstone Dayrell
  • Akeley
  • Foscott
  • Thornborough

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LECKHAMPSTEAD, a parish and a sub-district in the district and county of Buckingham. The parish lies on an affluent of the river Ouse, adjacent to the Buckingham canal and to the boundary with Northamptonshire, 3¾ miles NE by N of Buckingham r. station. Post town, Buckingham. Acres, 2,522. Real property, £4,288; of which £14 are in the canal. Pop., 482. Houses, 106. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to H. W. Beauclerk, Esq. Much of the land is under wood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £517. Patron, H. W. Beauclerk, Esq. The church is ancient but good; consists of nave, N aisle, S porch, and chancel, with W tower; and contains three sedilia, a piscina, an effigies of a knight, and a brass of 1506. There is a national school. -The sub-district contains also twelve other parishes and two extra-parochial tracts. Acres, 21,474. Pop., 4,098. Houses, 908.

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

Leckhampstead, 3 miles N.E. Buckingham. P. 505

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

Administration

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