Foscott, Buckinghamshire

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Foscott is located in Buckinghamshire
Foscott shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 31 (Mid-2010 pop est)[1]
OS grid reference SP715358
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district MK18
Dialling code 01280
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
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52°00′52″N 0°56′52″W / 52.0145°N 0.9477°W / 52.0145; -0.9477Coordinates: 52°00′52″N 0°56′52″W / 52.0145°N 0.9477°W / 52.0145; -0.9477

Foscott (also called Foxcote and Foscote) is a hamlet and is also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. At the 2011 Census the population of the hamlet was included in the civil parish of Thornton. In the 20th century a reservoir was built within Foscote, named Foxcote Reservoir. It is just to the north of Maids Moreton.

The name was Anglo Saxon in origin, meaning "Fox cottage".

Population of Foscott[edit]

In the earliest government census of 1801, there were 85 inhabitants in 17 families living in 17 houses recorded in Foscott.

Census Year Population of Foscott
1801 85
1811 91
1821 119
1831 107
1841 119
1851 99
1861 96
1871 79
1881 72
1891 58
1901 46

Rectors of the Parish Church of St Leonard, Foscott[edit]

According to George Lipscomb's 1847 The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham there were 39 rectors of the Parish of Foscott, between 1220 and 1840. The church was converted into a private residence in the 1970s.[2]

Year Rector
1220 Robert, the Chaplain
1253 Eustace de Rochford
1277 Thomas Fitz-Gilbert
1320 William de Malesovers
1323 Nicholas de Lyons
1332 Thomas de St.Lys
1340 Adam de la Mere
13-- John Smith
1382 John Drax, alias Cooper
1384 William Ailthorp
1390 John Barton
1393 Robert de Pitchecote
1400 John Gawcote
1437 Walter Hopton
14-- John Wattes
1457 William Rees
1461 Robert Ormesby
1478 Robert Tymson
1503 Henry Boleyn
1510 James Walton, or Welton
1558 Ralph Colys
1567 John More
1574 David Powell
1601 Richard Evans
1608 Robert Gray
1612 James Stilton
1657 Thomas Cheslin
1660 Francis Hodson
1665 William Walters
1672 Samuel Pepys, A.M.
1703 Richard Major, A.B.
1741 Thomas Price, B.C.L.
1769 William Cleaver, A.M.
1773 William Cleaver, Junior, A.M.
1780 William Cleaver, A.M.
1784 Joseph Smith, A.M.
1791 Honourable Archibald Hamilton Cathcart, A.M.
1797 Robert Holt, A.M.
1820 Wolley Leigh Bennet, A.M.
1840 William Fletcher, A.M.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population estimates in England and Wales, mid-2010". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "St Leonard's, Foscott". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Foscott at Wikimedia Commons