Beaconsfield is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Other places in the parish include: Coleshill.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1631
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575
Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.
- Chalfont St Giles
- Amersham with Coleshill
- Farnham Royal
- Seer Green
- Chalfont St Peter
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BEACONSFIELD, a small town, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Amersham, Bucks. The town stands on an eminence anciently used for beacon-fires, 3 miles NE of Woburn-Green r. station, and 5¾ S by W of Amersham. It has a post-office, B. Bucks; and is a seat of petty sessions, and a polling-place. It consists of four streets, which meet at the centre in a spacious market-place; and it contains the parish church and three dissenting chapels. The church is built of flint and squared stones; comprises nave, chancel, and side aisles, with a western tower; belonged to an Augustinian monastery, founded at Burnham, in 1165, by Richard, Earl of Cornwall; and contains the remains of Edmund Burke, whose seat was in the neighbourhood; and a marble monument to the poet Waller, who owned the manor, is in the churchyard. A weekly market recently ceased; but fairs are held on 13 Feb. and 10 May. The parish includes also part of Coleshill hamlet. Acres, 4,541. Real property, with the rest of Coleshill, £9,619. Pop., 1,662. Houses, 342. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £545. Patron, Magdalene College, Oxford. Charities, £114.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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- County: Buckinghamshire
- Civil Registration District: Amersham
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
- Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Oxford
- Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – None, Post-1844 – Burnham
- Poor Law Union: Amersham
- Hundred: Burnham
- Province: Canterbury