Castlethorpe is a chapelry of Hanslope Ancient Parish in Buckinghamshire.

Alternative names: Castle Thorpe

Parish church: St. Simon and St. Jude

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CASTLE-THORPE, a parish in Newport-Pagnell district, Bucks; on the verge of the county, the river Tove, and the Northwestern railway, 2¼ miles NNW of Wolverton r. station, and 3½ NNE of Stony-Stratford. It has a post-office under Stony-Stratford. Acres, 1,380. Real property, £2,844. Pop., 338. Houses, 69. The property is divided among a few, but belongs chiefly to Lord Carrington.

The ancient castle of the barony of Hanslope stood here, but is represented now by only a deep ditch and an artificial mound. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Hanslope, in the diocese of Oxford. The church is an old edifice, with low square tower; and has a monument of Judge Tyrrell, of the time of Charles II.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CASTLE-THORPE (St. Simon and St. Jude), a parish, in the union of Newport-Pagnell, hundred of Newport, county of Buckingham, 3 miles (N. N. E.) from Stony-Stratford; containing 365 inhabitants.

This place derives its name from the ancient castle of the barony of Hanslope, the site of which exhibits traces of very extensive buildings: it was taken and demolished in 1217, by Fulke de Brent, when it had been garrisoned by its owner, William Manduit, one of the barons who were in arms against Henry III. The London and Birmingham railway passes within a short distance.

The living is annexed to the vicarage of Hanslope. Thomas Tyrell, one of the judges in the court of common pleas in the reign of Charles II., resided here, and was interred in the chancel of the church, where a handsome monument was erected by his widow.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Castlethorpe Parish Records

Castlethorpe Village – The Parish Church Records of St Simon & St Jude – MKHeritage


England, Buckinghamshire, Castle-Thorpe – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Castle Thorpe, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Buckinghamshire, Castle-Thorpe – Church records ( 1 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Castle-Thorpe, 1600-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Thorpe (Buckinghamshire)


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Newport Pagnell
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Newport
  • Poor Law Union: Newport Pagnell
  • Hundred: Newport
  • Province: Canterbury