Nether Winchendon House
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
During the medieval period, an Augustinian priory was established at Nether Winchendon as a daughter house of nearby Notley Abbey. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the manor passed into private hands. The monastic buildings were converted into a private dwelling and eventually sold to William Goodwin, a successful London merchant. It has been passed down through generations of the same family ever since.
The current house is a wonderfully idiosyncratic mix of Tudor timber-framing and ornate Strawberry Hill Gothick style, looking out over wide lawns to the River Thame. The interior is a mix of wonderfully dark, panelled rooms mixed with exquisitely detailed Gothick. The showpiece room is the drawing room, a wonderful Renaissance chamber with painted linenfold panelling.
The ceiling is carved in delicious detail, but the real treasure is the tapestry, boasting the only known contemporary tapestry depiction of Henry VIII. Unlike other rather stylised impressions of the monarch, this is thought to be a lifelike portrayal of the king. Henry is shown flanked by Archbishop Cranmer and Lord Russell, who owned the manor briefly. The tapestry is thought to have been made to celebrate Russell being named to the Order of the Garter in 1539. The original Tudor great hall has been converted into a dining room, with a high, ribbed Gothic ceiling.
Nether Winchendon House is only open to the general public on specified days throughout the year, as it primarily serves as a wedding venue.
About Nether Winchendon House
Address: Nether Winchendon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, HP18 0DY
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: 2 miles north of the A418 between Thame and Aylesbury
Website: Nether Winchendon House
Phone: 01844 290 101
Historic Houses Association
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Nether Winchendon, St Nicholas Church - 0 miles (Historic Church)
Dinton, St Peter & St Paul Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Waddesdon Manor - 2.7 miles (Historic House)
Long Crendon Courthouse - 2.9 miles (Historic Building)
Long Crendon, St Mary's Church - 3.1 miles (Historic Church)
Hartwell, The Assumption Church - 3.7 miles (Historic Church)
Wotton House - 3.8 miles (Historic House)
Fleet Marston, St Mary's Church - 3.9 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Nether Winchendon House:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tel: 01844 212 833
Fax: 01844 216 094