East Claydon

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Coordinates: 51°55′27″N 0°55′44″W / 51.9241°N 0.9290°W / 51.9241; -0.9290

East Claydon
Tree shelter, East Claydon - geograph.org.uk - 410040.jpg
Thatched tree shelter in East Claydon
East Claydon is located in Buckinghamshire
East Claydon
East Claydon
 East Claydon shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 345 [1]
OS grid reference SP735255
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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East Claydon is a village and is also a civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. It is about 2 12 miles (4 km) miles south west of Winslow.

The village name 'Claydon' is Anglo Saxon in origin, and derives from the Old English: clægig + dun meaning 'clay hill'. The affix 'East' is used to differentiate the village from nearby Steeple Claydon and Middle Claydon, and from the hamlet of Botolph Claydon that lies within the parish of East Claydon.

The rural village of around 75 houses currently includes a primary school and a volunteer-run pub and also features a distinctive thatched tree with seating around the base. The village hall has a bell tower, the bell of which is known as 'the mushroom', in reference to its shape.[citation needed] This is also reflected in the name of the pub 'The Mushroom Club'.[citation needed]

The parish church dedicated to St Mary was demolished during the English Civil War by Cornelius Holland,[2][3] one of King Charles's judges, but was rebuilt after the restoration. The current structure is largely of 18th century design, but comprises components from various centuries, the earliest of which is the 13th century.

East Claydon School is a mixed, community, infant school, which takes children from the age of four through to the age of seven, when they generally move to a school in Steeple Claydon or Winslow. The school is quite small, with approximately thirty pupils.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
  2. ^ "A Topographical Dictionary of England – Claydon, East (St. Mary)". British History Online. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  3. ^ "East Claydon – History & Descriptions". GENUKI. Retrieved 2007-08-10. 

External links[edit]

Media related to East Claydon at Wikimedia Commons