Place:


Denham  Buckinghamshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Denham like this:

DENHAM, a parish in Eton district, Bucks: on the river Colne and the Grand Junction canal, at the boundary with Middlesex, 2 miles NNW of Uxbridge r. station. It has a post office under Uxbridge. Acres, 3, 905. Real property, £9, 693. Pop., 1, 068. Houses, 222. The property is divided among a few. ...


Denham place, a large brick mansion, on the site of an ancient manor-house of the Peckhams, has a fine old chapel, with ancient gilded seats; was built, in 1667, by Sir Roger Hill; was often visited by Captain Cook and Sir Humphrey Davy; and was the residence, in 1836, of Lucien and Joseph Buonaparte. Denham Court, a modernized old moated mansion, the seat of N. Lambert, Esq., belonged to Sir W. Bowyer, the friend of Dryden; gave concealment, under Lady Bowyer's care, to Charles II.; and was the place where Dryden wrote part of his translation of Virgil. A lime avenue of fully ½ a mile leads to it. Denham is a meet for the Queen's stag hounds. The. living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £782.* Patron, B. H. W. Way, Esq. The church is of the 14th century; was recently restored; is a beautiful structure; and contains monuments of the Peckhams and Sir Roger Hill, and some fine brasses. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A school has £75 from endowment; and other charities £28.

Denham through time

Denham is now part of South Bucks district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Bucks has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Denham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Denham, in South Bucks and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/1484

Date accessed: 18th September 2021


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