Pictures of Haddenham
This is a large sprawling village in the heart of picturesque Buckinghamshire countryside.
The village has a long history, it is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and later, at the time of Henry VIII's Dissolution the village was owned by the Convent of St. Andrew, Rochester. Taken by Henry, Haddenham remained in his possession until his death when it then passed to his daughter Elizabeth I.
Haddenham is known to be one of the largest villages in England, it has all the facilities associated with a town including college and commercial centre. So far the villagers have resisted plans for town status, fearing further expansion will spoil Haddenham's harmonious atmosphere.
The large village church dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin is well worth seeing and the several pretty village ponds deserve more than a second glance. These were once the breeding ground of Aylesbury duckling, but now only the pond in front of the church is used for breeding.
There is a mixture of architectural styles and designs throughout the village. Of interest is the Methodist church built of traditional "Wychert" materials e.g. mud and straw walls topped with tiles. The fact that the village is known as one of the three unique "Wychert Villages" is a source of much local pride. Another claim to fame for Haddenham is the use of the village as a backdrop for film and television productions including several episodes of the popular detective drama Midsomer Murders.
Haddenham is just a short distance from Aylesbury and the waters of the River Tame, it is in a popular tourist region with easy access to Oxford, historic city, renowned for its dreaming spires and associations with the famous Inspector Morse television series.
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