Grendon Underwood is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1560
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1645
Nonconformists include: Baptist
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
GRENDON UNDERWOOD, a village and a parish in Aylesbury district, Bucks. The village stands 4 miles SW of Claydon r. station, and 6½ ESE of Bicester; is characterized, in an old Buckinghamshire rhyme, as “the dirtiest town that ever stood,” but is now cleaner; and is said to have furnished to Shakespeare, on occasion of his spending a night in it, some of the humour of his “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The parish comprises 3, 670 acres; and its post town is Middle Claydon under Winslow. Real property, £2, 219. Pop., 451. Houses, 97. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged anciently to Almeric de St. Amand, a godfather of Edward I.; passed to the Pigotts; and belongs now to J. Jervoes, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £360. Patron, W. Pigott, Esq. The church is ancient but good; and contains monuments of the Pigotts, and one of Lord Saye and Sele. There are a Baptist chapel, and an endowed school.
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: 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