Steeple Claydon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1575
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1576
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
CLAYDON (Steeple), a parish in the district and county of Buckingham; 1½ mile NE of Claydon r. station, and 4½ W of Winslow. It has a post-office under Winslow. Acres, 3, 270. Real property, £5, 240. Pop., 946. Houses, 210. The property is divided among a few. The manor was given by the Conqueror to his niece Judith; went back to the Crown; was given by Henry I. to Robert D’Oyley; passed to the Fitz-Johns, the Cliffords, the Burghs, and the Mortimers; belonged to Edward IV. as grandson of Mortimer, Earl of March; was given, in 1557, to Sir Thomas Chaloner; and passed, by purchase, in 1705, to Sir John Verney. A considerable town stood around the church at Domesday; but has nearly disappeared. Cromwell’s army encamped in the parish, at what is called the Camp Burn, in March 1644. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Oxford; and, till 1867, was united with East Claydon. Value, £242. Patron, Sir H. Verney, Bart. The church was enlarged in 1842, and repaired in 1859; and contains monuments of the Chaloners.
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: 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