Dinton 1863 Dutton, Allen & Co directory

Dinton pub history index

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DINTON with Ford and Upton, is a parish in the hundred and union of Aylesbury, 4 miles W.S.W. of Aylesbury, and 6 1/2 miles N.E. of Thame. The church is an ancient structure of various styles of architecture, dedicated to St James; it consists of nave, chancel, and aisle, with tower and five bells. Over the south door is a curious Norman arch. The living is a vicarage, value 360 per annum, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor; the Rev. John Harrison, M.A., incumbent. Dinton Hall, the property and seat of the Rev. J. J. Goodall, contains a large collection of local antiquities and fossils which have been discovered in the vicinity. Here is preserved one of the shoes of John Bigg, the Dinton Hermit, supposed to have been the executioner of Charles I. He is said to have lived many years in this parish, in a subterranean cave, without changing his clothes, which he mended by covering the decayed parts with pieces of cloth or leather. The shoe before-mentioned has thus layers of tenfold thickness; its fellow is deposited in the Bodleian library at Oxford. The old mansion house and manor were formerly possessed by Sir Simon Mayne, one of the judges who presided at the trial of Charles I.; he is buried in the church. A short distance from the village, on the Aylesbury and Thame road, are the picturesque ruins of a modern castle, nearly surrounded with fir trees. There is a Parochial School for boys and girls, principally supported by the present vicar. The Wesleyans and Baptists have each a chapel here. The parish comprises an area of 4,100 acres, which is about equally divided in pasture and arable; the population in 1861 was 814.

Bode Henry esq
Goodall Rev J J, Dinton hall
Harrison Rev John, MA, JP, (vicar), Vicarage

Buckmaster Edward, blacksmith
Crane DAvid, shopkeeper and carrier
Farnborough John, farmer
French George, farmer
Howes George, Boot
Howlett Thomas, farmer
Jones Charles, farmer
Kingham John, Seven Stars and cattle dealer
Parker Henry, shopkeeper and postmaster
Plastow Richard, carpenter
Saunders James, baker and shopkeeper
Saunders John, butcher and shopkeeper
Ward Thomas, beer retailer
Welford John, carrier
Wheeler Robert, parish clerk

Hood Rev Wm. (Baptist)

Bird John George Cox, school master
Clarke Edward, farmer, Moreton
Dover John, farmer
Hitchcock Thomas, baker and shopkeeper
Humphreys Wm., farmer, Upper Waldridge
Jones Richard, Dinton Hermit
Kingham Wm., farmer, Lower Waldridge
Malin Thomas, cattle dealer
Parrott Peter, farmer
Parrott William, farmer
Rogers John Stevenson, farmer
Rogers Mary (Mrs), grazier. Aston Mullins

Howes Thomas, bricklayer
Rose William, farmer, Upton farm

Post Office. - Henry Parker, postmaster. Letters arrive throngh Aylesbury at 10-30 am, dispatched, 2-45 p.m.
School (for boys and girls), John George Cox Bird, schoolmaster
Carriers To Aylesbuby. - Welford and Crane, to Kings Head, wed. and sat.

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