Waddesdon

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Waddesdon
Waddesdon Manor02.jpg
Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon is located in Buckinghamshire
Waddesdon
Waddesdon
 Waddesdon shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 2,097 [1]
OS grid reference SP743168
Civil parish Waddesdon
District Aylesbury Vale
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town AYLESBURY
Postcode district HP18
Dialling code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Buckingham
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire

Coordinates: 51°50′46″N 0°55′17″W / 51.8460°N 0.9215°W / 51.8460; -0.9215

Waddesdon

Waddesdon /ˈwɒdzdən/ is a village within the Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England, 6 miles from Aylesbury on the A41 road. The centre of a civil parish, including the hamlets of Eythrope, Wormstone and Woodham, Waddesdon was an agricultural settlement with milling, silk weaving and lace making enterprises.

History[edit]

The parish church of St Michael and All Angels dates from 1190 with medieval and Victorian additions.

Between 1897 and 1936, Waddesdon had train services on the Aylesbury and Buckingham Railway (later part of the Metropolitan) at Waddesdon Manor railway station, two miles from the village. There was also a halt on the Brill Tramway.

St Michael and All Angels Church

In 1874, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild bought a large estate in the area and built the mansion of Waddesdon Manor on a hill-top above the village. He transformed Waddesdon into an estate village, with new houses for employees and tenants, a school, a public house, cricket pavilion and village hall.

Waddesdon Manor and grounds are now the property of the National Trust, and Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild retains the estate and a house at nearby Eythrope.

Education[edit]

Waddesdon Village Primary School is a mixed, community, primary school, which has approximately 200 pupils from the age of four through to the age of eleven. The village is also home to Waddesdon Church of England School, a secondary school which holds over 1000 students.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013

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