1853 Musson & Cravens

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WING, WITH THE HAMLETS OF ASCOTT, BURCOTT, LITTLEWORTH AND CRAFTON, is a parish, 3 miles south-west of Leighton Buzzard; containing 1425 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, value £338, in the patronage of the earl of Chesterfield, and incumbency of the Rev. Peter Thomas Ouvry, M.A. The church has been lately restored, and the pews altered. The Baptists and Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists have chapels here. There are Church and Infant Schools. The former was built by Lord Overstone, in 1850, with a. residence for the master, at a. cost of about £700. The almshouses for eight poor men and women, were founded in 1516, by Dame Dorothy Pelham. The inmates receive each 4s. per week.

Ascot House, for many years the seat of the Dormers, and inherited from them by the earls of Chesterfield, has been pulled down, but the park is still enclosed.

Cottesloe, which gave name to the Hundred, was a hamlet in this parish, but is now depopulated.

Adams Miss SophiaBurcott
Hart Rev. John, M.A. 
Ouvry Rev. Peter Thomasvicar
Randle Mr. Benjamin 
Adams Henryfarmer, Burcott
Akehurst Mary Annmistress of Church School
Attwood Richardvictualler, “Cock,” and postmaster
Beckett Jonathangrocer, Littleworth
Bedford Josephboot and shoemaker
Bennett Josephfarmer, West park
Biggs Edwardfarmer, Burcott
Biggs Jamesgrocer
Bone Johngrocer
Brandon Thomasblacksmith and dairyman, Ascott
Brown Thomasfarrier
Capp Stephendairyman
Capp Thomasboot and shoemaker, Crafton
Coles Leahgrocer and draper
Collins Bernard and Josephfarmers, Crafton
Denchfield Georgecarpenter
Denchfield George, juncarpenter and grocer
Denchfield Levicarpenter and wheelwright
Denchfield Thomasvictualler, “Six Bells,” Burcott
Dimmock Thomasdairyman
Dimmock Williamcarpenter, Littleworth
Drinkwater Williambaker
Flemings Johnfarmer, Crafton
Foster Johnblacksmith
Foster Marystraw bonnet maker
Fountain Bernardfarmer, Wingbury
Gates Johnfarmer, Ascott
Gates Johnvictualler, “Royal Oak,” Ascott green
Hardwick Josephcarpenter
Harris Richardfarmer, and corn miller
Hart Thomasauctioneer, valuer, land agent, and farmer, Ascott
Hart Williamfarmer
Headly Georgestraw plat dealer
Hedges Richardfarmer, Cottesloe
Heley Susanbutcher
Heley Williammaltster and corn factor
Mortimere Williamtailor, and registrar of births, deaths, and marriages
Onley Jamesfarmer, Crafton
Page Williambutcher and shopkeeper
Paine Jamesfarmer, Wingbury
Prentice Marthafarmer, Ascott field
Prentice Thomasfarmer, Burcott
Rose Georgefarmer, Tinker’s hole
Rose Williamshopkeeper
Rogers Edmundbutcher
Sear Josephbricklayer
Smith Maryfarmer, Burcott
Swannell Joseph A.farmer, Burcott
Tanner Alfredgrocer
Thorn Georgeshopkeeper
Walter Robertshopkeeper
Ward MaryInfant schoolmistress
Ward RobertChurch schoolmaster
Webster Alexanderland agent
Whipham Williamgrocer
Willison Robertfarmer, Crafton
Windmill Johnvictualler, ” Queen’s Head”
Windmill Thomasbaker and wheelwright
Woodman William Hedgesfarmer
Young Johntailor
Post Office

Attwood Richard, postmaster. Letters arrive,­7 ½ a.m, winter; and 7 a.m, summer: depart, 7pm

Places of Worship

Church: Ouvry Rev. Peter Thomas. M.A., vicar. Service. 10 ½ a.m., and 2 ½ p.m., winter; and 6 p.m, summer
Baptist Chapel: No regular minister. Service, 3 and 6 p.m.
Primitive Methodist Chapel: Circuit preachers. Service, 2 and 6 p.m
Wesleyan Chapel: Circuit preachers. Service, 2 and 6 p.m


Church School: Ward Robert, master; Akehurst Mary Ann, mistress. Number of boys. 80; girls, 30
Infant School: Ward Mary, mistress. Number of children, 30


Aylesbury: Lee James, sat, 9am
Leighton Buzzard: Lee James, mon, tues, wed, thurs, and fri, 9am