Chearsley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Parish church: St. Nicholas
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1570
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813
Nonconformists include: General Baptist
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
Chearsley, a parish in Aylesbury district, Bucks; on a branch of the river Thame, 3 ½ miles NNE of Thame r. station, and 7 ½ WSW of Aylesbury. Post-town, Thame. Acres, 1,130. Real property, £1,533. Pop., 287. Houses, 66. The property is divided among a, few. Chearsley is the Cerdicesleagh of the Saxon chronicle; and was the scene of a defeat of the Britons by Cerdic and Cyndric. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £68. Patron, Miss Grubbe. The church has a brass of 1462, and is good. There is a Baptist chapel.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
CHEARSLEY (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Aylesbury, hundred of Ashendon, county of Buckingham, 3½ miles (N. N. E.) from Thame; containing 308 inhabitants. The parish is supposed to have been the scene of a battle which Cerdic and Cynric fought with the Britons in 527, mentioned in the Saxon Chronicle as having occurred at Cerdicesleagh. It comprises by measurement 914 acres, about two-thirds of which are arable, and the rest pasture. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of Miss Grubbe; net income, £46.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Buckinghamshire
- Civil Registration District: Aylesbury
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
- Diocese: Pre-1845 – Lincoln, Post-1844 – Oxford
- Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – None, Post-1844 – Waddesdon
- Poor Law Union: Aylesbury
- Hundred: Ashendon
- Province: Canterbury