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Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon is located in Buckinghamshire
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population2,097 (2011 Census including Fleet Marston and Upper Winchendon)[1]
OS grid referenceSP743168
Civil parish
  • Waddesdon
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHP18
Dialling code01296
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
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, which also includes the hamlets of Eythrope and Wormstone, 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 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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