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Wendover, Buckinghamshire

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Wendover, Buckinghamshire

Wendover is a market town at the foot of the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire, England. It is also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district. The mainly arable parish is 5,832 acres (24 km²) in size and contains many hamlets that nestle in amongst the lush forest on the surrounding hills.
DistrictAylesbury Vale
Post townAYLESBURY
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP8608
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01296
Population7,619
 

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

Wendoure ~ Wendovre

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

Wendover, market town and par., Bucks, 5 miles SE. of Aylesbury, 5832 ac., pop. 1902; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Tuesday. Wendover stands under the Chiltern Hills, at the terminus of a branch of the Grand Junction Canal; is an ancient place, and sent members to Parliament in the reigns of Edward I. and Edward VI., and from the reign of James II. Until 1832. The chief architectural feature is its Early English church. The town has a literary institution with library, and an endowed school. Straw-plait is manufactured, and many of the females are employed in lace making. Some import trade in coal is carried on, and cattle fairs are held twice a year. Wendover Hall, Wendover House, and Wendover Lodge are seats.

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