Notes on Lower Winchendon

Nether Winchendon - Description from J. J. Sheahan, 1861.

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Nether Winchendon

The village is largely unchanged from its 19th century appearance with few modern buildings and many ancient timber-framed houses, and some of the typical local construction of witchert, an unbaked limestone clay mixture. Many retain the ochre colour traditional in the village.

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Memories of Nether Winchendon

Fred Orchard of Nether Winchendon remembers how the postman walked from Waddesdon,starting at six o'clock in the morning and visiting all the farms on his way, thus considerably lengthening the journey of five miles. After a break lunch, he walked on to Cuddington to meet the pony cart bringing the mail, then back to Winchendon to clear the box at about four o'clock and back to Waddesdon, often in the winter in thick snow which seems to have fallen more frequently in those days.

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Education Provision 1833

Nether Winchendon Parish (Pop. 294)

One Daily School, containing 15 males and 12 females (commenced 1823), whose instruction is paid for by their parents;

One Sunday School, of 20 males and 20 females, supported by subscription.


Notes on Lower Winchendon

Description of Lower Winchenden from J. J. Sheahan, 1861.

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