Waddesdon  Buckinghamshire


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

WADDESDON, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Aylesbury district, Bucks. The township lies 5½ miles NW of Aylesbury r. station; contains a village of its own name; and has a post-office‡ under Aylesbury. Real property, £10,130. Pop., 1,470. Houses, 339.—The parish includes also two hamlets, and comprises 6,010 acres. ...

Pop., 1,786. Houses, 413. The property is divided among a few. There is a silk factory. The living is a rectory, of three portions, in the diocese of Oxford. Values, £178, £202,* and £152. Patron, the Duke of Marlborough. The church was recently restored. There are Baptist and Methodist chapels, national and British schools, and charities £146. The sub-district excludes one of the hamlets, but includes ten other parishes. Acres, 25,152. Pop., 5,430. Houses, 1,259.

Waddesdon through time

Waddesdon 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 Waddesdon itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 02nd April 2023

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