Wendover

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A small market town and parish sitting at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, Wendover has a population of around 8,000 and a parish area of 24 square kilometres.

Information on the town.

Factfile:

Postcode: HP22

Dialling Code: 01296

Population: 7,619 (2001 census)

Parish Area: 5,832 acres.

Ordnance Survey Grid: SP864085.

The town is located on the A413 and is around 5 miles south-east of Aylesbury, it can also be accessed via the B4009 from Aston Clinton.

Name: The name is though to derive from the Celtic for "white waters", referring to a stream which runs through the town, rising in the nearby Chiltern Hills. In the Domesday Book the name was listed as Wendovre.

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History: The first documented mention of the town was in the last will and testament of the Aeldorman of Wiltshire and Hampshire in 970. Just over a century later it was listed in the Domesday Book as Wendovre. From its early days it was a market town (just a village in its early days) and markets have been held there since the times of King John in 1199, its main industries were agriculture, straw plaiting and lace making. It officially became a town in 1464 when it received its Royal Charter.

The English chronicler Roger de Wendover lived in the town in the 12th century, he later became a monk at St Albans Abbey where he died in 1236.

The town has sent members to Parliament from as early as 1300, though this priviledge was later removed and only restored in 1623 after a long pause. Local hero John Hampden represented the borough in 5 parliaments.

The first record of the manor changing hands was in the reign of Henry II (1154–1189), when he offered it to Faramus de Boulogne. Later Lords of the Manor include: Sir John Molins 1341, Alice Perrers, Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent (1380), Edward Duke of York (1388), Sir Francis Knollys (1564 after being held by the crown for many years), in 1660 it was bought by the Hampden family.

Wendover Clock Tower Built in 1842The parish church (St Mary the Virgin) dates from the 12th century though the current building is from the 14th century, It comprises a tower, chancel, nave, north and south aisles, north and south porches and chancel aisles, it was restored twice during the 19th century and again in 1914.

A row of cottages on the Tring Road once belonged to Henry VIII's wife Anne Boleyn and are still known locally as "Anne Boleyn's Cottages".

Its position on a main route to London led to the town having a large number of inns in comparison to its size, it had 9 as early as 1577. One of the oldest existing public houses is the Red Lion in the town centre it dates from at least 1670, though probably existed much earlier.

The distinctive clock tower in the centre of the town was built in 1842, it acted as a market hall and gaol, these days it acts as the Tourist Information Centre.

Today it is a popular commuter town having good rail and road links with central London.

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Map: Shown on the right is a Google satellite map of the area, giving an interesting view of the market town in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The town is located on the A413 and is around 5 miles south-east of Aylesbury, it can also be accessed via the B4009 from Aston Clinton.

Population:

Some population figures for Wendover over the centuries:

Churches:

St Mary the Virgin (parish church) - Address: Church Lane, Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Telephone Number: 01296 623 123.

Free Church - Address: 7B Aylesbury Road, Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6JG. Telephone Number: 01296 623 404‎.

St Annes Catholic Church - Address: 7B Aylesbury Road, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6JG. Telephone Number: 01296 623 404.

Pubs:

The King and Queen - Address: 17 South Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6EF. Telephone Number: 01296 623 272.

The George and Dragon - Address: Aylesbury Road, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6JQ. Telephone Number: 01296 625 089.

The Red Lion Hotel - Address: 9 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6DU. Telephone Number: 01296 622 266.

The Packhorse - Address: 29 Tring Road, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6NR. Telephone Number: 01296 622 075.

The Firecrest (formerly the Halfway House) - Address: London Road, Wendover, HP22 6QG, Buckinghamshire. Telephone Number: 01296 628 041.

Shoulder of Mutton - 20 Pound Street, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6EJ (01296 623 223‎).

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Clubs:

Royal British Legion - Address: Chiltern Road, Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DB. Telephone Number: 01296 622 219‎.

Schools:

John Colet School - Address: John Colet School, Wharf Road, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6HF. Telephone Number: 01296 622 086.

Church of England Junior School - Address: Wharf Road, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6HF. Telephone Number: 01296 696 822.

John Hampden School - Wharf Road, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6HF. Telephone Number: 01296 622 629.

Station / Railway Station:

Railway Station - Address: Station Approach, Pound Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6BN. Telephone Number: 0845 600 5165.

Bus Services:

T1 (Tiger Line) - Aylesbury - Wendover - Great Missenden - Chesham - Bovingdon. No Sunday service. Stops in Wendover High Street heading towards Bovingdon: 10.05, 12.05, 14.05, 16.05, 18.05. Opposite clock tower heading to Aylesbury: 11.18, 13.18, 15.18, 17.18. (Times Updated March 2010).

Arriva Service 50 - Aylesbury - Chiltern Park - Weston Turville - Wendover - Halton Camp. Stops at Wendover clock tower, roughly every half hour.

Jobs:

No jobs currently listed.

Accommodation:

Hotels

The Red Lion Hotel - Address: 9 High Street, Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6DU. Telephone Number: 01296 622 266.

Bed and Breakfast / B&B

Dunsmore Edge - Address: Dunsmore Edge, Dunsmore Lane, Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 6PJ. Telephone Number: 01296 623 080‎.

Bed and Breakfast - 17 Icknield Close, Wendover, Bucks HP22 6HG (01296 583 285‎).

Restaurants:

Rossini's - Address: 20 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6EA. Telephone Number: 01296 622 257.

Tourist Information Office:

Community and Tourist Information Office - Address: The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 6DU. Telephone Number: 01296 696 759.

Library:

Address: High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire. Telephone Number: 01296 623 649.

Post Office:

Address: 10 High Street, Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6DT. Telephone Number: 01296 623 378.

NHS Clinic / Health Centre:

Wendover Health Centre - Address: Aylesbury Road, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6LD. Telephone Number: 01296 623 452.

Osteopath:

Penny Dathan - Wendover Health Centre, Aylesbury Rd, Wendover, Aylesbury HP226LD (01296 696 999‎).

Sports and Activities:

Wendover Junior Football Club - Home Ground: John Hampden School, Wendover, Buckinghamshire. Telephone Number: No contact details found.

Wendover Cricket Club - Address: Witchell Pavilion, The Witchell, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6EG. Contact: Jonathan Seabrook 01296 623 286 or Nick Morley 01296 623 289.

Chiltern Forest Golf Club - Address: Aston Hill, Halton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5NQ. Telephone Number: 01296 631 267.

Helen Mulhall Personal Trainer in Wendover - Contact: 07508 638 968.

Wendover Rotary Club - Meets Mondays at the Red Lion various times, 4th Monday at The Village Gate 7.30p.m. Enquiries Secretary 01296 613901.

Wendover Arm Trust - Contact the Trust Chairman for more information: 01525 381 614.

Royal British Legion - Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DB (01296 622 219‎).

Youth Activities:

Wendover Youth Centre - Wharf Road, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6HA (01296 624 473‎).


Business Directory/Business Listings/Businesses:

Smile Design Dental Practice - Address: 33 High Street, Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6DU. Telephone Number: 01296 624 163.

Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre - Address: 1 Tring Road, Halton, Buckinghamshire. Telephone Number: 01296 623 439.

AA Tango Driving School - Address: 10 South Street, Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 6EF. Telephone Number: 07929 748623.

Mobile Hairdresser - Call Donna on 0777 608 7913 (other services include wedding make-up, indian head massage, nails and beauty services).

Scruples - Address: 16 High Street, Wendover, Aylesbury, HP22 6EA. Telephone Number: 01296 622 043.

Chiltern Court Care Centre - Aylesbury Road, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6BD (01296 625 503‎).

C R Builders - 29 High Street, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6DU (01296 623 456‎).

ACS - 24 Wendover Heights, Old Tring Rd, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6PH (07771 510971‎).


The town is located on the A413 and is around 5 miles south-east of Aylesbury, it can also be accessed via the B4009 from Aston Clinton.

For more information on the town check out Wikipedia here: Info

Places nearby: Great Missenden, Stoke Mandeville, Weston Turville, Halton

Town Information: MAP - WEATHER

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