A Tour of Haddenham

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Today you’re in for a treat – a virtual tour of Haddenham, the village where we’re currently living. First off, pronunciation. Basically, just forget the whole middle bit – and say it: “Had – Nam.”  In fact, we like to just call in ‘Nam for short.

Haddenham is in Buckinghamshire, about an hour east of Oxford. It has over 5,000 residents, many of whom claim Haddenham is  the largest village in England. (But it not.) It is old. And beautiful. The Anglican church, St. Mary’s, was built in the 11th century!

Haddenham is known for its “witchert” houses and walls. Witchert is basically a fancy name for old mud – but they do make it pretty!  There’s a lot of darling cottages with thatched roofs in the village.

A house with witchert walls

Haddenham has a butchers, a bakers and… well, to be honest there’s no candlestick makers… but there is St. Tiggywinkles – a wildlife hospital! There are also 4 churches, 5 pubs (hmm…), a fantastic Indian restaurant and a train station that gets you to London in under an hour.

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And, this year Haddenham was awarded “Best Kept Village” again. Wow! And for the next few months, Haddenham is home!

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2 thoughts on “A Tour of Haddenham

  1. Speaking of “Best Kept Village,” you might want to see the movie Hot Fuzz. Definitely not high class, but funny and set in a fictional “Best Village.”

  2. Ha ha! Yeah, I saw Hot Fuzz… very nice! I’m sure the recent deaths in Haddenham had nothing to do with the village’s award. J/K!

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