All Saints' parish church
Wotton Underwood shown within Buckinghamshire
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The toponym is derived from the Old English for "farm near a wood". It is recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of AD 848 as Wudotun and in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Oltone. The affix "Underwood" was added later to distinguish the village from other places also called Wotton. The affix means "near the wood" and refers to the village's nearness to the ancient Bernwood Forest.
The Brill Tramway, originally known as the Wotton Tramway and, from 1899, part of the Metropolitan Railway, which served the area, had a station named Wotton which closed in 1935 with the rest of the line.
- The Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos
- William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville
- John Gielgud
- Tony Blair
- Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
- Jones, Sam (5 May 2008). "Blairs pay £4m for Gielgud's former home". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (November 2006). "Historical Background". Aylesbury to Rugby. Midland Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-904474-91-8.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (November 2006). "figs. 61,62". Aylesbury to Rugby.
- Swaine, Jon (3 April 2010). "Tony Blair 'has blighted Buckinghamshire village'". Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 3 April 2010.
- Page, William, ed. (1927). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 4. pp. 130–134.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1973) . The Buildings of England: Berkshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 302–303. ISBN 0-14-071019-1.
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