Hartwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Other places in the parish include: Sedrup.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1550
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1575
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
HARTWELL, a parish in Aylesbury district, Bucks; 2 miles SW of Aylesbury r. station. It includes part of the hamlet of Sedrup; and its post town is Aylesbury. Acres, 680. Real property, £2,345. Pop., 137. Houses, 28. The property is owned by J. Lee, Esq. The manor belonged to the De Hertwells, the Lutons, the Stokeses, the Singletons, and the Hampdens; and passed, in the 14th tury, to the Lees. Hartwell House is an old edifice, considerably modernized; was the residence, in 1810-14, of Louis XVIII. and his family; usually, with the out buildings, accommodated about 140 persons during the time of Louis’s residence; is hid from the view of persons on the high road, by a screen of superb trees; contains many memorials of Louis’s family, and of distinguished persons who visited them; and contains also a museum, a fine geological collection, a large quantity of manuscripts, and some interesting pictures. A history of it, by Admiral Smyth, fills two large 4to vols., entitled “ Ædes Hartwellianæ.” The geology of the parish and its neighbourhoods very rich. There are also several springs; and over one of them is an Egyptian temple, recently erected, after a design by Bonomi. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Little Hampden, in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £226. Patron, the Royal Astronomical Society of London. The church was built in 1756; is octagonal, on the model of the charter House at York; has two squaee towers; and bears, in the east window, the arms of the Hampdens, the Lees, and the Harcourts. The only charity is the interest of £100 given by Louis XVIII.
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 - Wendover
- Poor Law Union: Aylesbury
- Hundred: Aylesbury
- Province: Canterbury