History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The most prominent historic buildings are the medieval parish church and the Jacobean manor house. The manor looks out benignly on the village cricket pitch on the green.
The first manor was built here by William, Lord Windsor, between 1543 and 1558. William's son, Edward, entertained Elizabeth I here in 1566, but the house we see today is largely a product of the mid-17th century. It is not regularly open to visitors but there are guided tours of the manor garden available.
Bradenham dates to at least the Saxon period, and the village was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The parish church of St Botolph dates to 1100, and the south door is thought to be the oldest in Buckinghamshire.
The majority of cottages are 18th century, and the area around the green has been designated a conservation area, with 18 listed buildings. The village is remarkably unaffected by the passages of time, due no doubt to the management of the Trust in maintaining the heritage of the village and the surrounding woodland area.
Address: nr High Wycombe, Bradenham, Buckinghamshire, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: Open access
Photo Credit: Sandy Gemmill, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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