Piddington only dates back to the mid 19th century when it was a hamlet based around a pub called The Dashwood Arms. At the turn of the century, a furniturefactory was established and the hamlet grew around it. The factory is no more, but a small light industrial area now stands on its site.
There are no shops in Piddington - the nearest being in West Wycombe or Lane End. However, there is a Village Hall (which hosts many regular events including the annual Piddington Horticultural Society Show) and a playing field.