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Beaconsfield, Buckingham 1863 Dutton, Allen & Co directory

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Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Buckinghamshire. The Buckinghamshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

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BEACONSFIELD is a town remarkable for its salubrity, situate on an eminence in the parish of its name. It is in the hundred of Burnham, distant 23 miles W. of London, 31 from Oxford, 10 from Windsor, 7 from Slough, and 3 from the Wooburn Green Station, on the Wycombe branch of the Great Western Railway. The town consists of four streets, which meet at the centre of a spacious Market place. The principal street forms part of the road from Uxbridge to High Wycombe, and is more than half a mile in length. Its name is derived from the beacon fires, which were formerly lighted on the hill on which it is seated. The church is an ancient structure of flint and square stones, comprising nave, chancel, side aisles, and western tower, surmounted by a spire. It belonged to an ancient monastery of Augustine monks, founded at Burnham, in 1165, by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, the revenues of which were valued at the Dissolution at 91 5s. 11d.; the edifice contains the remains of the great statesman Edmund Burke, who resided and died it the Gregories; there is a plain tablet to his memory. In the churchyard, beneath an old walnut-tree, is the tomb, surmounted by an obelisk, of the poet Waller, who died in 1687. The church contains a brass, dated 1627, to M. and Dorothy Waller, and a canopied altar-tomb to one of the Bulstrode family. The living is a rectory in the presentation of Magdalen College, Oxford; tithes commuted at 867 15s. 4d; Rev John Gould, B.D., rector. The Wesleyans and Independents have chapels here, and there is a Free School for boys and girls. The charities amount to upwards of 120 per annum. Fairs are held on the 13th February and Holy Thursday. The principal mansions in the neighbourhood are Wilton Park, a splendidly wooded aai noble estate, the demesne and residence of John Du Pre, Esq.; Hall Barn Park, the property of John Hargreaves, Esq., lord of the manor; and Little Hall Barn, the residence of the Misses Sheppard. The Rectory House is an object of interest, as having formerly belonged to Burnham Abbey, and been occupied as a nunnery; it is supposed by antiquarians to be coeval with the Abbey. The parish contains an area of 4541 acres; the soil is a fine gravelly loam; a considerable quantity of the land is under pasturage and beech-wood. The population in 1861 was 1684.
Seer Green is a secluded hamlet and chapelry of Beaconsfield, from which it is 2 miles distant, and 2 from Chalfont St. Giles; it is in the hundred of Burnham, parish of Farnham Royal, and union of Amersham. The Chapel-of Ease is a small modern building; the Rev. Henry Herbert, M.A., incumbent. Here is a parochial school and a chapel for Baptists.

Boddy Mrs Elizabeth, High street
Charsley Mrs, High street
Colvile the Misses, High street
Du Pre James, esq., Wilton park
Gilbert Mr George, High street
Gould Rev John, B.D., Rectory house
Grove Miss, High street
Hargreaves John, esq., Hall Barn park
Honour Mr Daniel, High street
Rance Mrs Elizabeth, High street
Ramsey Mrs, High street
Sheppard the Misses, Little Hall barn
Walker Mr Edward, High street
Watson Seth Benjamin, M.D., Hall place

Aldridge James, Farriers Arms, and blacksmith, Aylesbury street
Bagley James, hurdle maker, High street
Bagley Stephen, fruiterer & farmer, Windsor end
Baldwin Joseph, farmer, Hilmot farm
Batchelor David, farmer, Hyde farm
Belts Jesse, farmer, Gregories
Blake Mary (Mrs), beerseller, Windsor end
Blake Simeon James, butcher and farmer, Wycombe end
Blinko Henry, butcher, High street
Blinko William, baker, High street
Bolt William, Greyhound, Windsor end
Brooks Thomas, George, High street
Carter Frederick, beerseller, Wycombe end
Cave George, farmer, Holloway's farm
Chapman Eli, baker, Windsor end
Chapman Obediah, builder and grocer, Windsor end
Charsley George Allington, solicitor, and agent to County Fire and Provident Life, High st
Child William, White Hart Commercial Inn, High street
Coleman John, boot and shoemaker, High strret
Cox Ann (Mrs), postmistress, High street
Dawkins William, farmer, White's farm
Day Uriah, draper and grocer, High street
Dennis Henry, corn dealer, High street
Dormer John, boot and shoemaker, High street
Eldridge Charles Holmes, plumber and glazier, Wycombe end
Fletcher Alfred, Cross Keys, Wycombe end
Ford Wm., Old Elm Tree, Aylesbury end
Fowler Joseph Ford, watchmaker, High street
Fowler William, grocer, Aylesbury street
Fryer Ann (Mrs), butcher, High street
Gee William, farmer, Over's farm
Giles John, chemist and druggist, High street
Gower George, machinist. High street
Groves George, wheelwright, Aylesbury street
Hailey Thomas, wheelwright, Windsor street
Harding Jonas, baker & corn dealer, High street
Harding William, chair maker and broker, Wycombe street
Harding William and Son, chair makers, Wycombe end
Hare Eleanor (Mrs), china and glass dealer, High street
Hare Joseph, surveyor, and agent to James Du Pre, esq., Wilton cottage
Hare Phoebe (Mrs), butcher, Wycombe end
Hearne Thomas, farmer, Daveney's farm
Hearne Walter, corn dealer, High street
Hedges Richard, master of free school, High street
Hitchcock John Wassell, plumber & glazier, High street
Hopkins Wm., beerseller, Aylesbury end
Hutcheson Mary (Mrs), White Horse, High street
Jeffs William, Saracens Head Commercial Inn, High street
Keen Joseph, boot & shoemaker, Aylesbury end
Lawrence George, baker and grocer, High street
Lerer Charles, farmer, Wilton farm
Lever William, farmer, Starve hall
Lipscombe William, butcher, High street
McCullock William, gardener to James Du Pre, esq., Wilton park
Mackie Edward William, saddler and harness maker, assistant overseer, clerk to board of health, and deputy registrar, High street
Manley Henry, beerseller and haircutter, Aylesbury end
Marshall Joseph, grocer and horse breaker, High street
Milieu Etienne, professor of french, Wycombe end
Millett Madame, ladies' boarding school, Wycombe end
Milner Edward, boarding & day school, High street
Moore Sarah (Mrs), grocer, High street
Newland Charles, ironmonger, biazier, and bellhanger. High street
Nicholls Thomas, draper, &c., High street
Nuthall William, grocer, High street
Owen Joseph, grocer, High street
Parker Robert, coal dealer and beerseller, Wycombe end
Peedell Walter, cooper, Wycombe end
Pelham John, Swan Commercial Inn, High street
Parrin Mary (Miss), draper, High street
Rance George, farmer, Oldfield farm
Rance Joseph, builder, High street
Rees Harding, surgeon, High street
Riddle Henry, carpenter, High street
Rolfe William, farmer, Wattleton farm
Sibley George, miller, High street
Slatter John, parish clerk and teacher of music, Wycombe end
Smith Charles, saddler, High street
Snape John, beerseller & wood dealer, Broom hill
Snell John, tailor, High street
Spicer Edmund, farmer and dairy, Aylesbury street
Spring John, builder, Windsor street
Stannett Thomas, farmer, Littleworth common
Stevens William, tailor, High street
Swallow Robert, brick and pipe maker, Pitland's wood
Sykes Henry R., farmer, Harrias farm
Tripp Ann (Mrs), beerseller and blacksmith, Aylesbury end
Walkins William, saddler and harness maker, High street
Watson Seth Benjamin, M.D., physician, Hall place
Wells Samuel, auctioneer, High street
Wiggins William, grocer, High street
Williams James Lee, brewer, maltster, corn and coal merchant, Windsor end
Williamson Christopher, veterinary surgeon, High street
Wilshire John, nurseryman, High street
Wright George, boot and shoemaker, High street

Post Office. - Mrs Ann Cox, postmistress.

Seer Green.
Herbert Rev Henry, M.A.

Boddy William, clerk at church
Boddy William, farmer
Cyster Charles, beerseller
Cyster George, carpenter
Halt William, farmer
Hares Thomas, shopkeeper
Lisley George, chairmaker
Newman Abraham, huidle maker
Newman John, hurdle maker
Spufford Joseph, Three Horse Shoes and hurdle maker
Worley Edward, wood dealer

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