Datchet is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1559
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575
Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist
- New Windsor, Berkshire
- Stoke Poges
- Langley Marish
- Old Windsor, Berkshire
- Upton cum Chalvey
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
DATCHET, a parish in Eton district, Bucks; on the river Thames and on the Windsor branch of the South Western railway, 2 miles E of Windsor. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Windsor. Acres, 1,630. Real property, £6,086. Pop., 982. Houses, 182. The property is much subdivided. Two bridges, called the Victoria and the Albert, the former a neat iron structure, give communication across the Thames. Datchet-mead was the scene of Falstaff’s punishment in the “Merry Wives of Windsor.” A fishing-house of Sir H. Wotton, yearly visited by Isaak Walton, stood on the Thames at Datchet; and was succeeded by a summer-house of the painter Verrio. Anglers, from old times till the present, have loved to fish here; and Pope says, respecting Charles II.,
Methinks I see our mighty monarch stand, The pliant rod now trembling in his hand; And-see, he now doth up from Datchet come, Laden with spoils of slaughter’d gudgeons home.
The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £145. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church was rebuilt in 1860, and is in the decorated style. There are a Baptist chapel, a library and reading room , a national school, and charities £119.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
- 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: Stoke
- Province: Canterbury