Wendover, Buckinghamshire

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Wendover is a town in Buckinghamshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Wendover within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Wendover in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

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.

Wendover in the Domesday Book

A village in Aylesbury hundred, in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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