Addington, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates: 51°57′03″N 0°55′18″W / 51.95095°N 0.92177°W / 51.95095; -0.92177

Addington
Addington is located in Buckinghamshire
Addington
Addington
 Addington shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 145 [1]
OS grid reference SP742286
District Aylesbury Vale
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BUCKINGHAM
Postcode district MK18
Dialling code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Buckingham
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Addington is a village and civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England, about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Winslow and 3 miles (4.8 km) south east of Buckingham. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 145.

First recorded as Edintone in the Domesday Book of 1086, its name means Eadda's Estate. Nearby Adstock is named after the same person. The manor at that time was in the possession of Odo, Bishop of Bayeux.

A notable building in the village is the Mansion House, which is a 19th-century building on the site of the much older manor. The former manor house was used twice during the English Civil War as the national headquarters of the Parliamentarian forces.

During the Second World War from 1940 to 1945 Addington House was the residence of the Cigna, Moravec, Strankmuller and Tauer families of the Czechoslovak Military Intelligence staff under Colonel František Moravec, who planned the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. The President of Czechoslovakia, Edvard Beneš, resided at The Abbey in nearby Aston Abbotts.

The parish church is dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. The church has three bells (the oldest dating as far back as 1666) hung for English change ringing and one sanctus bell hung for chiming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 2 February 2013
  • Neil Rees "The Secret History of The Czech Connection – The Czechoslovak Government in Exile in London and Buckinghamshire" compiled by Neil Rees, England, 2005. ISBN 0-9550883-0-5

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