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Coordinates: 51°46′05″N 0°44′47″W / 51.768034, -0.746321 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Population 8,511 (2001)
OS grid reference SP864085
District Aylesbury Vale
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HP22
Dial code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
UK Parliament Aylesbury
European Parliament South East England
List of places: UKEnglandBuckinghamshire

Wendover is a picturesque market town that sits at the foot of the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire, England. The mainly arable parish is 5,832 acres (24 km²) in size and boasts many hamlets that nestle in amongst the lush forest on the surrounding hills. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The Aylesbury Vale (or Vale of Aylesbury) is a large area of flat land largely to be found in Buckinghamshire, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1] and European institutions such as the Council of Europe frequently use... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The HP postcode area is a group of twenty-three postal districts in north west Hertfordshire and East Buckinghamshire. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... Thames Valley Police is one of the largest Home Office police services in England and the largest non-metropolitan one, covering 2200 sq mi (5,700 km²) and a population of 2. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, is the Fire Service serving the county of Buckinghamshire. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, and Southampton, in the South East England region. ... 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Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement. ... A forest is an area with a high density of trees (or, historically, a wooded area set aside for hunting). ...



The town name is of Brythonic origin and means "white waters", pertaining to the stream that rises in the adjacent hills and flows through the middle of the town, bringing chalk deposits on its way. The parish church of St Mary sits outside the town to the east on the hillside: a feature that is very common among towns with strong Celtic origins. Brythonic is one of two major divisions of Insular Celtic languages (the other being Goidelic). ... The Needles,situated on the Isle Of Wight, are part of the extensive Southern England Chalk Formation. ... Saint Mary and Saint Mary the Virgin both redirect here. ...

The town has had a Royal charter to hold a weekly market since 1464 meaning that officially it is a town rather than a village, although today many residents of Wendover like to refer to it as the latter. It is part of a civil parish, and the parish uses the term "Parish Council" rather than "Town Council", as it would be entitled to. A Royal Charter is a charter given by a monarch to legitimize an incorporated body, such as a city, company, university or such. ... Look up Market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Events February - Christian I of Denmark and Norway who was also serving as King of Sweden is declared deposed from the later throne. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ...

Part of the town was once the property of Anne Boleyn whose father held the manor of Aylesbury among his many estates. There is still a row of houses in the town today, known as Anne Boleyn's Cottages. The town is also the birthplace of Gordon Onslow Ford, British surrealist artist, and it is believed to be the birthplace of the medieval chronicler Roger of Wendover. Anne Boleyn, 1st Marchioness of Pembroke[1] (ca. ... Generic plan of a mediaeval manor; open-field strip farming, some enclosures, triennial crop rotation, demesne and manse, common woodland, pasturage and meadow Manorialism or Seigneurialism is the organization of rural economy and society in medieval western and parts of central Europe, characterised by the vesting of legal and economic... Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire in south east England. ... Gordon Onslow Ford (December 26, 1912 - November 9, 2003) was the last surviving member of the 1930s Paris surrealist group surrounding André Breton. ... Yves Tanguy Indefinite Divisibility 1942 Surrealism[1] is a cultural movement that began in the mid-1920s, and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members. ... The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practising the arts and/or demonstrating an art. ... Roger of Wendover (d. ...

The town is at the terminus of the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal, which joins Tring summit level of the Grand Union main line beside Marsworth top lock. Disused for over a century, the arm is in course of being restored by the Wendover Arm Trust. Remote and rural for almost all its length, the canal attracts much local wildlife. The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ... Map sources for Tring at grid reference SP924117 Tring is a small market town in the Chiltern Hills in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 13,000. ... Marsworth is a village in Buckinghamshire, England. ...


Today the town is very popular with commuters working in London. The popularity is due partly to the town's easy access to London by road, partly to the railway station in the town served by Chiltern Railways from London Marylebone via Amersham, and partly because it is so picturesque. Property values have risen dramatically in recent years since the completion of the Wendover Bypass removed through traffic on the A413 from the town's narrow streets. Commuting is the process of travelling from a place of residence to a place of work. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Chiltern Railways is a train operating company in England. ... Marylebone station or London Marylebone station is a National Rail and London Underground station in central London. ... Amersham station is a London Underground station in Travelcard Zone D on the Metropolitan line. ... Bypass routes are a type of bannered highway usually used when the main route of the highway goes through a town and an alternate route of the same highway goes around the highway. ... The A413 is a major road in England that links Amersham to Buckingham. ...

Wendover has become increasingly popular with the gay community over the years, building public houses designated for their activities.

There are four schools in the town; The John Hampden School (Age 4-7), Wendover Church of England Junior School (Age 7-11), The John Colet School (Age 11-18) and Wendover House School (Special educational needs). John Hampden School is a mixed primary school in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. ... Wendover Church of England Junior School is a mixed Church of England primary school in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. ... The John Colet School is a co-educational secondary school in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. ... Wendover House School is a boys special school in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England. ... Special education is instruction that is modified or particularized for those students with special needs, such as learning differences, mental health problems, or specific disabilities (physical or developmental). ...

The town was home to actor David Jason, who now lives two miles away in Butlers Cross, and is a popular stopping off point for the Prime Minister due to its proximity to Chequers. Sir David Jason, OBE (born February 2, 1940) is a highly regarded English actor, admired equally for his dramatic work as for his comedy roles. ... Butlers Cross is a hamlet within the parish of Ellesborough, in Buckinghamshire, England. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... Chequers, or Chequers Court, is a large house to the south east of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England, that sits at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. ...

The many hamlets in Wendover parish include:

  • Cobblers Hill
  • Concord
  • Dean
  • The Hale
  • Hazeldean
  • Kings Ash
  • Little London
  • Scrubwood
  • Smalldean
  • Wendover Dean
  • Wendover Marsh

Twin town

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External links

  • Wendover at chilternweb

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