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Whaddon, Buckinghamshire

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Whaddon, Buckinghamshire

Whaddon is a village and also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district, in Buckinghamshire. The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'hill where wheat is grown'. The village is referred to several times in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle generally in the form of Hwætædun. The village is at the centre of the ancient Whaddon Chase, the site for many centuries of royal hunting lands. Whaddon Chase is designated an area of 'Special Landscape Interest'.
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP8034
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01908

Whaddon, Buckinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Whaddon.-- par., township, and vil., in N. of Bucks - par., 3772 ac., pop. 745; township, 2525 ac., pop. 405; vil., 4½ miles SE. of Stony Stratford; P.O.; in vicinity is Whaddon Hall, seat.

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