Burnham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire. Boveney is a chapelry of Burnham.
Other places in the parish include: East Burnham;, Wood, Cippenham, Chippenham, Britwell, Boveney Upper Side, and Allards.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1561
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BURNHAM, a village, a parish, a subdistrict, and a hundred, in Bucks. The village stands adjacent to the Great Western railway, near the river Thames, 2½ miles E by N of Maidenhead; and has a post-office under Maidenhead. It was formerly a market town; and still has fairs on 25 Feb., 1 May, and 2 Oct. The parish includes also the liberties of Boveney, Boveney-Upper-Side, Britwell, East Burnham, Chippenham, and Wood. Acres, 6,730. Real property, £13,908. Pop., 2,233. Houses, 463. The property is divided among a few. Burnham Grove is the seat of Sir W. Johnson, Bart. An Augustinian Abbey was founded about a mile from the village, in 1265, by Richard, king of the Romans; and given, at the dissolution, to William Tyldesley; and some small remains of it still exist. A fragment of an ancient forest bears the name of Burnham Beeches; consists of venerable beech trees, all pollarded; and has been sketched by many artists. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Boveney, in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £505. Patron, Eton College. The church is early and decorated English. The p. curacy of Dropmore is a separate benefice. There are an Independent chapel, three schools, and charities £132. Bishop Aldrich, who died in 1556, was a native; and the learned Jacob Bryant was a resident.
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: Eton
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
- Diocese: Pre-1845 – Lincoln, Post-1844 – Oxford
- Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – None, Post-1844 – Burnham
- Poor Law Union: Eton
- Hundred: Burnham
- Province: Canterbury