Steeple Claydon  Buckinghamshire


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

CLAYDON (Steeple), a parish in the district and county of Buckingham; 1½ mile NE of Claydon r. station, and 4½ W of Winslow. It has a post office under Winslow. Acres, 3, 270. Real property, £5, 240. Pop., 946. Houses, 210. The property is divided among a few. The manor was given by the Conqueror to his niece Judith; went back to the Crown; was given by Henry I. ...

to Robert D'Oyley; passed to the Fitz-Johns, the Cliffords, the Burghs, and the Mortimers; belonged to Edward IV. as grandson of Mortimer, Earl of March; was given, in 1557, to Sir Thomas Chaloner; and passed, by purchase, in 1705, to Sir John Verney. A considerable town stood around the church at Domesday; but has nearly disappeared. Cromwell's army encamped in the parish, at what is called the Camp Burn, in March 1644. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Oxford; and, till 1867, was united with East Claydon. Value, £242.* Patron, Sir H. Verney, Bart. The church was enlarged in 1842, and repaired in 1859; and contains monuments of the Chaloners.

Steeple Claydon through time

Steeple Claydon is now part of Aylesbury Vale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aylesbury Vale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Steeple Claydon itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Steeple Claydon, in Aylesbury Vale and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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