Monthly Archives: May 2017

Navigable channel from the Thames to Cippenham

Maxwell Fraser in her History of Slough references Tighe & Davis for the astonishing claim that there was a navigable channel from the Thames which passed near to the ‘palace’ up which Edward III (1327 to 1377) was rowed in

Some stray notes.. from 1894

The extract below is from a short book titled Some stray notes upon Slough and Upton, collected from various sources,  published in 1892 On the south-west side of Slough we come first to Chalvey, a very dusty and unhappy-looking village,

John Mason of Cippenham Court Farm, murdered, 1757.

In June, 1757, John Mason, of Cippenham Court Farm, returning home from Windsor Market, was way-laid by two footpads, who robbed him of 25 guineas, and shot him in the stomach, wounding him fatally, Extract from Maxwell Fraser’s The History

Magna Britannia by Lysons

Magna Britannia: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire by Samuel Lysons, 1813 has the following entries on Cippenham.   page 466 At the time of the Norman Survey there were only eight Buckinghamshire manors in the crown yet it appears there were

Burnham Abbey Foundation Charter

The foundation charter was originally written in Latin. This is below. Below that is the English translation BURNHAMENSE COENOBIUM, IN AGRO BUCKINGHAMENSI. Rex archiepiscopis, &c. salutem. Richardus Dei gratia Romanorum rex, semper augustus, omnibus Christi fidelibus, tam præsentibus quam futuris,