Horton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Other places in the parish include: Colnbrook.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1571
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
HORTON, a village and a chapelry in Eton district, Bucks. The village stands on the river Colne, at the boundary with Middlesex, 1 mile N of Wraysbury r. station, and 3 ½ ESE of Eton; is a rural place, embosomed in wood; and has fairs on Easter-Monday and Whit-Monday. The parish includes part of Colnbrook chapelry, which has a post-office under Slough. Acres, 1, 610. Real property, £4, 728. Pop., 810. Houses, 166. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to T. P. Williams, Esq. The poet Milton resided here from his 24th till 30th year, and wrote here his “Comus,” his “Lycidas,” his “Arcades,” his “Sonnet to the Nightingale,” and probably also his “Allegro” and “Penseroso.” A portion of his house stood till about 1770, and was known as the poet’s house; and is said to have been on or near the site of a recently erected mansion, near the church. An outhouse of his residence stood till even about 1810; and the remnant of an appletree belonging to it stood till within the last few years. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £380. Patron, T. P. Williams, Esq. The church has a Norman arch; is partly covered with ivy; and contains, under the chancel, the grave of Milton’s mother. Charities, £420.
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: 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