HOGSHAW, in the hundred of Ashendon, lies about five miles to the south-west of Winslow. The manor was given by Ralph Mallett to the Knights-Templars, who had preceptory here: when their order was abolished, it was granted with most of their other estates to Knights-Hospitallers. After the general dissolution of monasteries, it was granted by King Henry VIII. to the family of Lane. Having passed by a female heir to the Pigots, in 1650, it was purchased by Lord Brooke, of Beauchamp-Court, whose descendant, the present Earl of Warwick, sold it a few years ago to Mrs. Dupré, of Wilton park, in this county: it is now the property of her son, James Dupré esq.
This parish was consolidated with East-Claydon, in the time of bishop Gardiner. Divine service continued to be performed at Hogshaw once a month, till the church was desecrated. "In the year 1720, Lord Brooke's trustees, God pardon them," (says Browne Willis,) "gave the tenant one Stevens, a quaker, leave to pull down the church, for the purpose of building an ox-house." Several of the Pigot family lay buried in Hogshaw church.
Hogshaw, together with the hamlet of Fulbrook, contain now only seven houses. The manor or reputed manor of Fulbrook, which had belonged to the Giffords and Winwoods, passed by a female heir from the last-mentioned family to Ralph, Duke of Montagu, and is now the property of Lord Francis Godolphin Osborne.