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Dadford, Buckinghamshire

Dadford is a hamlet in the parish of Stowe in north Buckinghamshire, England. The hamlet name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means Dodda's Ford in modern English. Although originally in the parish of Biddlesden, the hamlet was annexed to Stowe in the 17th century to provide extra living accommodation for the servants of the new manor house. The hamlet still exists today, though it is still quite small in size.
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP6638
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
 

Other names by which Dadford, Buckinghamshire has been known in the past

Dodeforde

Dadford, Buckinghamshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

DADFORD, a hamlet, in the parish of Stowe, union, hundred, and county of Buckingham; containing 159 inhabitants. The manor of Dadford belonged in part to the neighbouring monastery of Bittlesden, and has long been annexed to that of Stowe. The hamlet is situated a short distance from the western boundary of Stowe Park.

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