Hillesden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Alternative names: Hillsden

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1594
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HILLESDEN, a parish in the district and county of Buckingham; on a branch of the river Ouse, 2½ miles N by W of Claydon r. station, and 3½ S by W of Buckingham. Post town, Buckingham. Acres, 2, 150. Real property, £4, 449. Pop., 251. Houses, 50. The property is divided among a few.

The manor belonged formerly to the Dentons, and belongs now to James Morrison, Esq.; and the manor house was garrisoned for Charles I., suffered assault and spoliation by the parliamentarians, and has now been taken down.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £265. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is later English; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with N porch and W embattled tower; was recently repaired; and contains monuments of the Dentons. Its features form a good specimen of later English, and are said to have furnished Scott, the architect, with his first knowledge of pointed architecture.

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

Parish Records


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

England, Buckinghamshire, Hillesden – Church records ( 2 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Hillesden, 1600-1840
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hillesden (Buckinghamshire)

Parish registers for Hillesden, 1594-1951
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hillesden (Buckinghamshire)

England, Buckinghamshire, Hillesden – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Hillesden, Bucks., Eng


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


  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Buckingham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Pre-1845 – Lincoln, Post-1844 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – None, Post-1844 – Buckingham
  • Poor Law Union: Buckingham
  • Hundred: Buckingham
  • Province: Canterbury