Iver is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Other places in the parish include: Colnbrook.
Parish church: St. Peter
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1605
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600
Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.
- Langley Marish
- Yiewsley, Middlesex
- West Drayton, Middlesex
- Hillingdon, Middlesex
- Harmondsworth, Middlesex
- Uxbridge Moor, Middlesex
- Stanwell, Middlesex
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
IVER, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Eton district, Bucks. The village stands on the river Colne, near the Grand Junction canal and the boundary with Middlesex, 1½ mile WNW of Drayton r. station, and 2¾ SSW of Uxbridge; dates from ancient times; takes its name from Sir Roger de Ivery, who came in with William the Conqueror; is a scattered place; was once a market town; has still a fair on 10 and 11 July; is a seat of courts leet and baron; and has a post-office under Uxbridge. The parish comprises 6, 149 acres. Real property, £15, 336; of which £18 are in fisheries. Pop. in 1851, 1, 985; in 1861, 2, 114. Houses, 429. The property is subdivided. Thorney Farm is said to have been a residence of Oliver Cromwell. Richings Park, now the seat of Meeking, Esq., was the residence of Lord Bathurst, frequented by the most distinguished wits of his time; passed from him to the Earl of Hertford; and was frequented, under the auspices of Lady Hertford, by all the poets of her time. A walk adjoining it is specially associated with the memory of Pope, and bears the name of Pope’s Walk. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £115. Patron, Meeking, Esq. The church was restored in 1848, at a cost of £2, 800; and contains monuments to Sir George and Sir Edward Salter, carvers to Charles I. The p. curacy of Iver-Heath is a separate benefice. There are an endowed national school, and charities £117.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
IVER (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Eton, hundred of Stoke, county of Buckingham, 2½ miles (S. S. W.) from Uxbridge; containing 1948 inhabitants. This place had formerly a market, granted to Lord Neville in 1351, and confirmed in 1461, together with an additional grant of two fairs, to the Dean and Canons of Windsor; the market has been long discontinued, and only a small pleasure-fair is now held, on the 10th of July. The parish comprises 6269a. 2r. 12p.; the surface is varied, and the lower grounds are watered by the river Colne, on which is an extensive flour-mill. A considerable traffic in grain is carried on by the Grand Junction canal, which passes to the east of the village; and the Great Western railway intersects the parish. The living is a perpetual curacy, valued in the king’s books at £13. 16. 8.; net income, £115; patrons and impropriators, the family of Sullivan. The church is much admired for the simplicity and beauty of its architecture, and is evidently of great antiquity; it contains several interesting monuments. There is a place of worship for Independents. A free school, supposed to have been founded about 1688, by Robert Bowyer, who endowed it with a fee-farm rent of £21. 11. 9½., was enlarged by donations from Lord Gambier and others, in 1823, and is now conducted on the national plan: there is also a girls’ school, and the two establishments are carried on in a building erected by subscription in memory of the late Rev. E. Ward, thirty-one years minister of Iver. Bequests amounting to £108 per annum are distributed in coal, bread, and blankets. Queen Elizabeth occasionally resided at Rycots, now a farmhouse surrounded by a moat. There is also a house at Richings, in the parish, formerly in the possession of the Duchess of Somerset, and the resort of Pope and the wits of that age: an adjoining walk is known by the name of Pope’s Walk. Oliver Cromwell resided at Thorney.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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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