Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for GAYHURST, or Gothurst

GAYHURST, or Gothurst, a parish in Newport-Pagnell district, Bucks; on the river Ouse, 2¾ miles NW of Newport-Pagnell r. station, and 4½ NE of Wolverton. Post town, Newport-Pagnel. Acres, 8 40. Real property, £1, 885. Pop., 129. Houses, 20. The property is divided among a few. Gayhurst House is a Tudor mansion, of the time of Elizabeth, but has been much altered; was the residence of Sir Everard Digby, and the place of some of his meetings with the gunpowder plotters; has association with the poet Cowper, who expressed high admiration of its situation and gardens; and is now a seat of Lord Carrington. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Stoke-Goldington, in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £580.* Patron, Lord Carrington. The church is good.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Gayhurst AP/CP       Newport Pagnell RegD/PLU       Buckinghamshire AncC
Place names: GAYHURST     |     GAYHURST OR GOTHURST     |     GOTHURST
Place: Gayhurst

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