Welcome to the new Lavendon Connection website which aims to provide a service to Lavendon Residents and others who have an interest in the happenings in and around the parish of Lavendon.
The success of this website is largely dependant on its readers and we always look forward to hearing about local news, views and events, as well as anything about the village’s past history and activities.
Lavendon Connection is privately managed. It is a ‘not-for-gain’ web site, and so does not include commercial advertisements or material unless it is of direct benefit to its readers.
For our Local Readers:
If you would like to publicise your upcoming event or make a contribution to the website then the Editor, a Lavendon Resident, will be pleased to hear from you. Contact: Editor@lavendonconnection.co .
For our more distant Readers:
Lavendon Parish and the neighbouring parish of Warrington are the two most northerly parishes in the county of Buckinghamshire, England. The River Great Ouse forms part of the southern boundary of the village.
In 2011 the total population was 1266 residents, living in 537 households. The village has its own parish council and is also administered at a local level by Milton Keynes Council. There is little local industry apart from a factory producing high quality leather goods. The wider parish was, and still is, largely based on agriculture, but in the past was also heavily associated with lace-making and boot & shoe manufacturing. To some extent the modern-day village acts as a dormitory for those working in the nearby towns of Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes.
Lavendon formerly had a Castle dating from at least 1193, though only some extensive mote and bailey earthworks now remain. The parish also contained an Abbey, founded by John de Bidun circa 1155, but this met its demise at the time of the Dissolution. The Domesday Survey records that the parish had three mills, one of which was on the site of the present day Lavendon Mill. Lavendon’s parish church, St Michael’s, dates from Saxon times and like many other properties within the parish enjoys Listed status.