From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland(1868). Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003.
Further information about some of the churches can be found below:
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Bisham to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Bisham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Bisham Abbey - home of the Vansittart (later Vansittart Neale) family - George Vansittart was educated at Reading School, made his fortune in India, settled here in 1780, died in 1825 having established a new dynasty of local gentry, whose archive is available from the BRO (ref. D/EX73) (see Vol 67, 2014 and Vol 69, 2014 page 3 of the Berkshire Echo).
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU850833 (Lat/Lon: 51.542207, -0.775717), Bisham which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Bisham was in the Cookham Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.