Upper Winchendon

Upper Winchendon
Upper Winchendon, The Church of St Mary Magdalene - geograph.org.uk - 184578.jpg
St Mary Magdalene parish church
Upper Winchendon is located in Buckinghamshire
Upper Winchendon
Upper Winchendon
Upper Winchendon shown within Buckinghamshire
Population87 (Mid-2010 pop est)[1]
SP745145
Civil parish
  • Upper Winchendon
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAylesbury
Postcode districtHP18
Dialling code01296
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
51°49′22″N 0°55′05″W / 51°49′22″N 0°55′05″W / 51.8227; -0.9181

Upper Winchendon or Over Winchendon is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale District of Buckinghamshire, England. It is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Waddesdon and 4.5 miles (7 km) west of Aylesbury. A mid-air collision between a plane and a helicopter just outside the village led to the Waddesdon Manor air incident on 17 November 2017.[2]

Name

The name "Winchendon" is derived from the Old English for "hill at a bend". Collectively the villages of Upper Winchendon and Nether Winchendon (or Lower Winchendon) were called Wichendone.