Waddesdon Museums

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Review of Waddesdon: Based about ten km to the west of the large town of Aylesbury, the village and parish of Waddesdon is an old farming area with a thirteenth century church. Waddesdon is doubtless most famous as the location of the Rothschild dynasty built, sixteenth century Renaissance style, Waddesdon Manor (presently administered by the National Trust), attracting numerous visitors to the area.

The village today houses a populace of approximately two thousand (2011 census) & is still dominated by buildings erected for the Rothschilds (the Five Arrows Hotel, the Village Hall, & housing built for Manor staff). The parish of Waddesdon (coupled with Eythrope, Westcott, Wormstone & Woodham) covers an area of 7,252 acres. Once reachable from near by Aylesbury by way of rail, Waddesdon railway station is now closed down and the village can now only be accessed by road (A41).

Waddesdon ManorWaddesdon in the Past: Clearly a Saxon settlement before the Norman conquest, the manor of Waddesdon was controlled by Brictric, one of Queen Edith's men, in those very early, largely unrecorded days. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor was documented as being retained by Miles Crispin & being worth 27 hides. Later the manor of Waddesdon was given to Henry of Oxford and later on to the Courtenay family, it switched hands several times until finally passing to John 7th Duke of Marlborough. It was the aforesaid Duke of Marlborough who, in the late nineteenth century, sold Waddesdon and surrounding areas and his large Bucks landed estate to Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild an art enthusiast, politician & part of the rich Austrian Rothschild banking dynasty.

Waddesdon Manor: The attractive Waddesdon Manor House, in the Renaissance style of a 16th c French chateau, wine cellars and all, was put up by Ferdinand de Rothschild, according to a design by Gabrielle-Hippolyte Destailleur. The manor and estate passed on to Alice Charlotte de Rothschild, the Baron's sister, after he died in 1898. Together with being a residence the Manor House was built to show off the substantial collection of tapestries, art and furniture, gathered by the Baron. The Manor was entrusted to the National Trust following the passing of James de Rothschild in 1957, it then came to be a well-known tourism destination. Waddesdon Manor has an internationally acclaimed collection of paintings, French furniture and decorative arts, large landscaped gardens, an outstanding wine cellar, a Rococo style aviary, online shop, plant centre, meeting rooms, kid's corner, top quality eateries, gift shops and even offers wedding services (The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor). Waddesdon Manor and grounds of course plays host to quite a lot of events and functions throughout the year for instance carol singing, food markets, art events, wine tasting events, and horticultural events.

Waddesdon across the centuries has been a typically farming village, it has formerly had the names Votesdone (11th century) and Woddesdon (14th century), and also the existing spelling of the name. During the 18th century the village momentarily delved into silk manufacture, when a smallish factory becoming established in 1843 as an addition to a much bigger factory in neighbouring Aylesbury. Pillow lace making was furthermore accomplished by a lot of the ladies of the parish in the mid to late nineteenth century. In about 1190 construction began on Waddesdon's parish church of St Michael and All Angels, the present church tower supplanted a 14th century one in 1892, the font is from 1400.

Facilities - Wedding Venue - The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor: Amazingly splendid, the widely known wedding venue, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury in Bucks, offers a wonderfully enchanting backdrop for that perfect wedding anytime of the year. Nestling in a serene waterside setting within amazing gardens, The Dairy at Waddesdon is an awesome private building on the Waddesdon Manor Estate, skillfully designed for the rich Ferdinand de Rothschild during the 1800s and for a a century or more the country residence of the Rothschild dynasty. You, with family and guests will enjoy an idea of their privileged lifestyle: superlative food, terrific wines, & professional service with complete exclusivity guaranteed. The pretty Dairy at Waddesdon holds a license for civil wedding ceremonies in the Wintergarden, under cover outside in the lakeside pavilion, in the West Hall and beneath the Antler Chandelier. Call: 01296 653226.

A selection of Waddesdon streets and roads: Grove Way, Anstey Close, Frederick Street, Queen Street, Rectory Drive, Baker Street, Goss Avenue, Wood Street, Little Britain, Sharps Close, Chestnut Close, Orchard Close, Warmstone Lane, Waddesdon Hill, Taylors Corner, Quainton Road, The Grove, Warmstone Close, Rose Terrace, High Street, Silk Street, New Street, The Square, School Lane, Eythrope Road.

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Waddesdon Cottages/Accommodation Near Waddesdon

Orchard Cottage Ashendon - 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom (Sleeps 4)

Pretty handy for going to see Waddesdon Manor and surrounded by awesome open countryside, this fabulous holiday home enjoys amazing views and is appropriately furnished throughout, rendering it excellent for a relaxed vacation or short break. The property is positioned on the outskirts of the lovely little village of Ashendon roughly 4.7 miles away from the village of Waddesdon.

Set in a considerable garden, with bar-b-que, patio furniture and several fruit trees, this property boasts a cozy timber beamed lounge that has an open fireplace for getting warm on winter nights, in the kitchen you'll notice an AGA stove, just the thing for cooking a home made English breakfast before setting off to explore the area.

The holiday home is a short meander from the heart of the village featuring its classic pub (The Hundred of Ashendon), offering real ale and fantastic food, and aside from Waddesdon, is convenient for going to such locations as Chearsley, Cuddington, Aylesbury and Haddenham, additionally within reach are the Chilterns. This fantastic cottage is good for a holiday summer or winter.

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This information should be useful for surrounding towns and villages such as: Kingswood, Steeple Claydon, Grendon Underwood, Nether Winchendon, Westcott, Cuddington, Marsh Gibbon, Upper Winchendon, Whitchurch, Wootton Underwood, Calvert, Aylesbury, Dorton, Ashendon, Chearsley, Quainton, Woodham, Bicester, Edgcott, Charndon, Dinton, Oving, Poundon, Brill, Dinton, Piddington, Ludgershall.