Luffield Abbey, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Luffield Abbey is an extra-parochial place.

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Adjacent Parishes

  • Westbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Syresham
  • Whittlebury
  • Lillingstone Dayrell, Buckinghamshire
  • Brackley St Peter

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LUFFIELD-ABBEY, an extra-parochial tract in the district of Buckingham, and counties of Buckingham and Northampton; near Whittlebury-forest, 5½ miles NNW of Buckingham. Acres, 510. Pop., 18. Houses, 3. A Benedictine priory was founded here, in 1124, by Robert le Bossu, Earl of Leicester; was given, by Henry VII., to the abbot of Westminster; and passed to the Throckmortons and the Duke of Buckingham. No remains of the edifice now exist.

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


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  • County: Northamptonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Buckingham
  • Probate Court: Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
  • Diocese: Not Applicable
  • Rural Deanery: Not Applicable
  • Poor Law Union: Buckingham
  • Hundred: Green’s Norton
  • Province: Canterbury