Wendover  Buckinghamshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wendover like this:

WENDOVER, a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Wycombe district, Bucks. The town stands at the terminus of a branch of the Grand Junction canal, under the Chiltern hills, 5 miles SE by S of Aylesbury r. station; sent two members to parliament in the times of Edward I. and Edward VII., and from the time of James II. ...

till disfranchised by the reform act of 1832; is a seat of petty sessions; carries on straw-plait manufacture; and has a post-office‡ under Tring, a good inn, a police station, a canal-wharf for importation of coals, a literary institution, with reading room and library, an ancient church, chiefly early English, Independent and Baptist chapels, an endowed school with £17 a year, charities £232, a weekly market on Tuesday, and fairs on 13 May and 2 Oct. The parish comprises 5,719 acres. Real property, £7,780. Pop., 1,932. Houses, 411. The manor was held by the Fiennes; passed to the Molins, the Hollands, the Knollys, the Hampdens, and the Verneys; and belongs now to Capt. P. Smith. W. House, W. Hall, W. Lodge, Bucksbridge House, and Cavendish Villa are chief residences. A reservoir of 55 acres is here, and supplies water-power to Weston-Turville and Aylesbury mills. Backham Hilland Coomb Hill command extensive and charming views. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £271.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor.—The sub-district contains 8 parishes. Acres, 19,150. Pop., 5,042. Houses, 1,075.

Wendover through time

Wendover is now part of Aylesbury Vale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aylesbury Vale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wendover itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wendover, in Aylesbury Vale and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd September 2021

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