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Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon is located in Buckinghamshire
Waddesdon shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 2,097 (2011 Census including Fleet Marston and Upper Winchendon)[1]
OS grid reference SP743168
Civil parish
  • Waddesdon
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HP18
Dialling code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°50′46″N 0°55′17″W / 51.8460°N 0.9215°W / 51.8460; -0.9215Coordinates: 51°50′46″N 0°55′17″W / 51.8460°N 0.9215°W / 51.8460; -0.9215

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.


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.

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.

On 17 November 2017, near Waddesdon, there was a mid-air collision between an aeroplane and a helicopter, with four fatalities.[2]


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 and staff. It has about over 600 students.

Notable residents[edit]



  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 3 February 2013
  2. ^ "Aircraft and helicopter in mid-air crash in Waddesdon". BBC News Online. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Emergency services were called to the site, near Waddesdon Manor, near Aylesbury, at 12:06 GMT 

Further reading[edit]

  • Carr, Norman; Gurney, Ivor (1996). Waddesdon's Golden Years: 1874-1925. Waddesdon Manor: The Alice Trust. ISBN 978-0-9527809-1-5. 

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