Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire
Winchendon, Nether or Lower, a parish in Bucks, 6½ miles S by W of Aylesbury, and 6 NE from Thame station on the G.W.R. Post town, Aylesbury; money order and telegraph office, Haddenham. Acreage, 1554; population, 272. The manor, with an ancient mansion called Winchendon Priory, belongs to the Higgins family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford; gross value, £70. The church, an ancient edifice of stone in the Early English style, contains some ancient brasses.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Nether Winchendon St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Aylesbury|
|Poor Law union||Winslow|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1563.
Church of England
St. Nicholas (parish church)
The church of St. Nicholas is a small but ancient building of stone of the 14th or 15th century, consisting of chancel, nave, aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 5 bells: the west doorway and some other portions are good Decorated work: the chancel retains a piscina and sedilia, and there are brasses of a knight of the 15th century, of a female in the attitude of prayer, and one, with headless male effigy, to John Barton, 1487, and Margaret, his wife: the pulpit is of carved oak, 1631: the chapel was rebuilt in 1891 at a cost of £540, by Mrs. Napier Higgins and the trustees of Mr. Richard Rose: there are 300 sittings. In the churchyard is a granite cross erected in memory of the men of the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Nether Winchendon from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Winchendon, Nether (St. Nicholas))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Buckinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Nether Winchendon are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Buckinghamshire papers online:
A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online