Nether Winchendon

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Nether Winchendon
The Church of St Nicholas - Nether Winchendon - - 450106.jpg
St Nicholas' parish church
Nether Winchendon is located in Buckinghamshire
Nether Winchendon
Nether Winchendon
Nether Winchendon shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 165 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SP731122
Civil parish
  • Nether Winchendon
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Aylesbury
Postcode district HP18
Dialling code 01844
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website Nether Winchendon Parish Meeting
List of places
51°48′14″N 0°56′19″W / 51.8038°N 0.9385°W / 51.8038; -0.9385Coordinates: 51°48′14″N 0°56′19″W / 51.8038°N 0.9385°W / 51.8038; -0.9385

Nether Winchendon or Lower Winchendon is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. It is near the county boundary with Oxfordshire, about 5.5 miles (9 km) west of Aylesbury and 2.5 miles (4 km) north of Haddenham.

The toponym "Winchendon" is derived from the Old English for "hill at a bend". The Domesday Book of 1086 records Winchendon as Wincandone.

Nether Winchendon House[edit]

Nether Winchendon House,[2] a manor house in Nether Winchendon, built on the site of an Augustinian priory that was a daughter house of Notley Abbey in Long Crendon. Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford bought and largely remodelled the priory in the 16th century. The house and gardens are now open to the public and the house is noted for its interior. Nether Winchendon House also hosts weddings.

Nether Winchendon in films and television[edit]

Nether Winchendon has been a frequent setting for television and film production, including two Midsomer Murders episodes (as different houses); Lady Pat's house in Forever Green and the BBC series Chef! starring Lenny Henry. St Nicholas' parish church was the setting for a baptism scene in the film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, but can be seen only in the deleted scenes section of the DVD.


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