Pitstone is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Alternative names: 

  • Pightleshorne
  • Pightlesthorne
  • Pightlestone

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1653

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Pitstone

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PITSTONE, or Pightlesthorne, a village and a parish in the district of Berkhampstead and county of Buckingham. The village stands near Icknield-street, the boundary with Herts, the Northwestern railway, and the Grand Junction canal, 1 mile S of Ivinghoe, and 2 N by W of Tring r. station.

The parish contains also the hamlet of Nettleden; and measures about 7 miles in length and 1 in breadth. Post-town, Tring. Acres, 2,836. Real property, £3,692. Pop., 581. Houses, 109. The property is divided among a few. Ashridge Park is the seat of Earl Brownlow, and has been separately noticed. A monument, about a mile from it, was erected in 1832, in honour of the third Duke of Bridge-water.

The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £172. Patron, Earl Brownlow. The church is decorated and later English; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and contains a fine Norman font and an elaborately carved old oak pulpit.

The p. curacy of Nettleden is a separate benefice. There is a school endowment of £10 a year.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at Pitstone 1576-1812

Parish Records


Use for:
England, Buckinghamshire, Pightlesthorne

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

England, Buckinghamshire, Pitstone – Census – 1851 ( 1 )
1851 census of Nettleden, Frithsden, Pitstone, Marsworth, Long Marston
Author: Buckinghamshire Family History Society

England, Buckinghamshire, Pitstone – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Nettleden, 1600-1871
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Nettleden (Buckinghamshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Pitstone, 1575-1842
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Pitstone (Buckinghamshire)

Marriages at Pitstone, 1576-1812
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Pitstone (Buckinghamshire)

Parish registers for Pitstone, 1653-1882
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Pitstone (Buckinghamshire)

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


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

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