Wendover & Villages


Joining the Local Directory family in November 2019 is the delightful and popular market town of Wendover in Buckinghamshire. Occupying a prime position at the northern end of a natural crossing point through the Chiltern Hills, Wendover has had a market charter since the thirteenth century and still holds a weekly market to this day. Wendover can trace its history back even further to the Norman Conquest when the manor of “Wendovre” was included in the Hundred of Aylesbury, with William the Conqueror as its tenant in chief. A popular stopping point, catering to traffic on the road running along the Chilterns between Chinnor and Tring, as well as that crossing the Chilterns between London and Aylesbury, both parliamentary and royalist forces visited the town during the Civil War, with looting reported on both sides.

In 1721, the Wendover to Buckingham Turnpike Trust was established, and Wendover became a regular stopping point for coach routes to and from London. The Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal was completed in 1797 and served local industries while also providing a water supply for the parent canal. In September 1892, the railway reached the town with the opening of Wendover Railway Station on the Metropolitan Railway’s line to Aylesbury, though these days it serves solely as a main line station. Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the ancient Ridgeway National Trail, an 85-mile walking route from Avebury to Ivinghoe, passes along Wendover High Street.

In 1913, Alfred de Rothschild, invited the Royal Flying Corps to conduct manoeuvres on his land in the nearby manor of Halton, and the land continued to be used by the British Army throughout the First World War. In 1916 the Royal Flying Corps moved its air mechanics school from Farnborough, Hampshire to Halton, and in 1917, the school was permanently accommodated there, in what was to become the current RAF Halton, now one of the largest RAF stations in the UK.

The Wendover & Villages edition of Local Directory is delivered to over 8,000 homes every month in Wendover and the following villages:

  • Halton
  • Weston Turville
  • Wendover
  • Aston Clinton
  • Stoke Mandeville
  • Buckland

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