Long Crendon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1590

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CRENDON (Long), a parish in the district of Thame and county of Buckingham; on the river Thame, adjacent to the boundary with Oxfordshire, 2¼ miles N of Thame r. station. It has a post-office under Thame. Acres, 3, 120. Real property, £5, 892. Pop., 1, 570. Houses, 356. The property is much subdivided.

Nutley Abbey here was founded, in 1162, by William Gifford, Earl of Buckingham; and the remains of it are now included in a picturesque farm-house. An ancient cemetery was discovered in 1824, near the supposed site of the castle of the Giffords; and yielded some curious relics of Roman pottery and sepulture. A kistvaen, with urns, was found in 1849. A royalist force, under Col. Blagge, was beaten here, in 1644, by the parliamentarians. Some of the inhabitants are needle-makers.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £134. Patron, Lord Churchill. The church is early English and cruciform; has a bell from Nutley Abbey; and contains a font resting upon lions, and a monument of Sir John Dormer of 1605.

There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, and charities £44.

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

Parish Records


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

England, Buckinghamshire, Long Crendon – Church history ( 1 )
The letters of Thomas Hayton, Vicar of Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, 1821-1887
Author: Hayton, Thomas; Donald, Joyce

England, Buckinghamshire, Long Crendon – Church records ( 2 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Long Crendon, 1575-1842
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Long Crendon (Buckinghamshire)

Parish registers for Long Crendon, 1559-1969
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Long Crendon (Buckinghamshire)

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


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


  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Thame
  • 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: Thame
  • Hundred: Ashendon
  • Province: Canterbury

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