Middle Claydon

Claydon House with All Saints, Middle Claydon, 2009
Middle Claydon
Middle Claydon
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population146 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSP725255
Civil parish
  • Middle Claydon
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBuckingham
Postcode districtMK18
Dialling code01296
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteThe Claydons
List of places
51°55′33″N 0°57′14″W / 51.9257°N 0.9539°W / 51.9257; -0.9539Coordinates: 51°55′33″N 0°57′14″W / 51.9257°N 0.9539°W / 51.9257; -0.9539

Middle Claydon is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. The village is about 5 miles (8 km) south of Buckingham and about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Winslow.

The toponym "Claydon" is derived from the Old English for "clay hill".[2] The affix "Middle" differentiates the village from nearby Steeple Claydon, and East Claydon, and from the hamlet of Botolph Claydon. The Domesday Book of 1086 records the Claydon area as Claindone.

The Church of England parish church of All Saints is in the grounds of Claydon House, a National Trust property. The house was the home of Sir Edmund Verney, an English Civil War Royalist,[3] and of Florence Nightingale.[4]


  1. ^ "Area: Middle Claydon (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  2. ^ History of the Claydons: Early History
  3. ^ Page, W.H., ed. (1927). A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 4. Victoria County History. pp. 32–35. Parishes : Middle Claydon – Manor
  4. ^ Knox, Tim (1999). Claydon House. The National Trust. ISBN 978-1-84359-025-5. page 28

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