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Kelly's Directory 1877

Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire, 1877

SHERINGTON (called in Domesday Book Seritone) is a parish and village on the road from Newport Pagnell to Olney, 3 miles south from the latter, 2 north from the former, 11 west from Bedford, in the hundred, union and county court district of Newport Pagnell, archdeaconry of Buckingham, rural deanery of Newport Pagnell and diocese of Oxford. The river Ouse separates the parish from Lathbury and Newport Pagnell and is crossed by a bridge of five arches. The church of St. Laud the Martyr (whose festival is celebrated on September the 21st) is seated on an eminence; and is of Gothic architecture and comprises chancel, nave, aisles and south porch with square tower and small spire; it was restored in 1870 at a cost of 1,200, mainly defrayed by the rector. The register dates from the year 1698. The living is a rectory, yearly value 430 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Oxford and held by the Rev. Alexander King M.A. of Oriel College, Oxford. Here are chapels for the Independents and Wesleyans. A Church of England school was erected at a cost of 900. A reading society for the working classes is held in the village. Mrs. Umney is lady of the manor and principal landowner. The Mercers' Company of the City of London also have land here. The soil is various; subsoil, limestone and clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and roots. The area is 1,780 acres; rateable value, 3,658 ; the population in 1871 was 718.

Parish Clerk, William Joyce.

POST OFFlCE. - Mrs Jane Brown, receiver. Letters arrive from Newport Pagnell at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 9.5 a.m. & 7.35 p.m.; sundays, dispatched at 12.45 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Newport Pagnell.

School, built in 1872, at a cost of 900; John Edward Evans, master; Mrs. Martha Evans, mistress.

Bates Rev. Percival Walker, M.A. [curate]
Holton Miss
King Rev. Alexander M.A. [rector]
Makeham William
Storer George
Umney Misses Sarah & Caroline

AIger Robert, Swan
Bodley John, farmer
Borton Thomas, farmer
Brown James (Mrs), baker
Burton James, White Hart
Field Frederick John, farmer & maltster
Gardner Henry, farmer
Groom Elizabeth (Mrs), blacksmith
Jefferson Joseph, farmer
Labrum George, farmer
Labrum Robert, farmer
Oliver Susan (Mrs), butcher & grocer
Payne Thomas, farmer & butcher
Proctor James, carpenter
Putt Samuel, beer retailer
Rose Abraham, tailor
Rose George, carpenter
Rose John, wheelwright
Rush William, hurdle maker
Simco George, butcher & grocer
Simco John, matting maker
Umney Edwin, grazier
Umney Thomas, matting maker
White William, Old Castle
Wilmer William Goodwin, farmer


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