Middle Claydon

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Middle Claydon
Middle Claydon is located in Buckinghamshire
Middle Claydon
Middle Claydon
Middle Claydon shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 146 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SP725255
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Milton Keynes
Postcode district MK18
Dialling code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website The Claydons
List of places
51°55′33″N 0°57′14″W / 51.9257°N 0.9539°W / 51.9257; -0.9539Coordinates: 51°55′33″N 0°57′14″W / 51.9257°N 0.9539°W / 51.9257; -0.9539

Middle Claydon is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. The village is about 5 miles (8 km) south of Buckingham and about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Winslow.

The toponym "Claydon" is derived from the Old English for "clay hill".[2] The affix "Middle" differentiates the village from nearby Steeple Claydon, and East Claydon, and from the hamlet of Botolph Claydon. The Domesday Book of 1086 records the Claydon area as Claindone.

The Church of England parish church of All Saints is in the grounds of Claydon House, a National Trust property. The house was the home of Sir Edmund Verney, an English Civil War Royalist,[3] and of Florence Nightingale.[4]


  1. ^ "Area: Middle Claydon (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ History of the Claydons: Early History
  3. ^ Page, W.H., ed. (1927). A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 4. Victoria County History. pp. 32–35.  Parishes : Middle Claydon – Manor
  4. ^ Knox, Tim (1999). Claydon House. The National Trust. ISBN 978-1-84359-025-5.  page 28

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