Maids Moreton

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Maids Moreton
Maids Moreton Church.JPG
St. Edmund's parish church
Maids Moreton is located in Buckinghamshire
Maids Moreton
Maids Moreton
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population847 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSP7035
Civil parish
  • Maids Moreton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBuckingham
Postcode districtMK18
Dialling code01280
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°00′50″N 0°58′19″W / 52.014°N 0.972°W / 52.014; -0.972Coordinates: 52°00′50″N 0°58′19″W / 52.014°N 0.972°W / 52.014; -0.972

Maids Moreton is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of northern Buckinghamshire, England. The village is about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Buckingham. The village is contiguous with the Buckingham urban area and is thus often considered as a suburb.

Description and history[edit]

The parish of Maids Moreton covers about 1,365 acres (552 ha) of which 376 acres (152 ha) are arable, 786 acres (318 ha) permanent grass and 26 acres (11 ha) woods and plantations. The soil is mostly clay and gravel and the subsoil gravel.

The village lies along the Buckingham to Towcester road (A413). It contains many 17th-century houses and cottages with timber frames with brick or plaster filling and thatched roofs.

The 15th-century parish church of Saint Edmund is said to have been built by two maiden ladies of the Pever family hence the name "Maids' Moreton". The Maids' memorials are a wall painting over the north door and brasses on a slab just within the doorway.

The old post office, situated at the junction of Main Street with the A413, closed in the mid-1990s and is now a private house. The chapel (on the A413) was demolished in the early 1980s and the allotments next to the chapel were all used for new housing.

In 1847, George Lipscomb listed the following Rectors for Maids Moreton:

  • 1241 Robert
  • 12— Richard de Osgotsby
  • 1291 Roger Inge
  • 1294 Peter Passelewe
  • 1303 Richard Walney
  • 1327 Adam Skiret de Bucks
  • 1337 Gilbert de Chishul
  • 1338 John de Pacham
  • 1340 John de Mulnho
  • 1349 John de Edynton
  • 1352 William de Ashlee
  • 1370 William de Kele
  • 1376 Richard Freeman
  • 1412 John Doune
  • 1420 Richard Ward
  • 14— William Sandbacke
  • 1465 John Gyton
  • 1470 William Wilkynson
  • 1483 William Litchfield
  • 1501 John Dely
  • 1503 Thomas Fox
  • 1531 William Molineaux, A.M.
  • 1549 Richard Davis
  • 1554 Christopher Malton
  • 1557 Richard Bradborne, B.D.
  • 1558 Peter Head
  • 1559 Richard Davis, restored
  • 1563 John Hodgison
  • 1566 John Smith
  • 1602 William Gee, or Lee
  • 1603 George Bate, A.M.
  • 1663 Matthew Bate
  • 1665 Thomas Disney, A.M.
  • 1665 Francis Atterbury, A.M.
  • 1671 Matthew Bate, A.M.
  • 1685 William Lea, A.M.
  • 1699 Matthew Bate, LL.B.
  • 1743 John Sandwell, Clerk
  • 1752 William Hutton, LL.B.
  • 1780 Richard Withnell, A.M.
  • 1790 James Long Hutton, A.M.


Maids Moreton Church of England School is a mixed Church of England voluntary controlled primary school in Maids Moreton. The school takes children between the ages of four and seven and has about 50 pupils.


  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013

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