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Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBuckinghamshire 
Ancient CountyBuckinghamshire 
Ecclesiastical parishNether Winchendon St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionAylesbury 
Poor Law unionWinslow 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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.

Civil Registration

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:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online

DistrictAylesbury Vale
RegionSouth East
Postal districtHP18
Post TownAylesbury