Winslow in 1836
Winslow is in Cotslow hundred, on the road from Aylesbury to Buckingham, 49 miles by the road through Tring, and 51 through Amersham. Population in 1831, 1,290. It is a neat town on the brow of a hill, commanding several fine prospects. It consists chiefly of three streets, composed of brick-built houses. The church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, is a large pile of building, with a square embattled tower at the west end. The living is a vicarage, in the gift of the crown. The market is very small, and is held on Thursday ; and there are five fairs in the year, March 10th, Holy Thursday, August 21st, September 22nd, and the Thursday before October 11th. There are Baptist, Independent, and Wesleyan meeting-houses; and a small endowed school for 20 boys. (Report of Commiss. of Charities.) The white poppy has been cultivated in the neighbourhood for making opium. Some lace is made at Winslow.