The village of Lavendon is situated by the great Ouse to the north of Buckinghamshire, two miles from the market town of Olney on the road to Bedford.
Close to the borders of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire the village is some eight miles NW of Bedford and with Northampton and milton keynes also close by large leisure facilities, shopping, attractions and major transport routes and hubs are within easy reach.
Parts of the village pre date the Doomsday Book and was once the location of a 1150’s abbey and earthworks of a 13th century motte-and-bailey castle can still be seen on the outskirts. the picturesque church of St. Mary the Virgin in the centre of the village dates from the early 11th century and still boasts many original windows and features. at St Michaels Church on Northampton Road sits a plaque commemorating the route of the Jarrow march through the village in the 1930’s.
Lavendon traditionally relied on farming, lace making and the shoe and boot trade but there are now a number of diverse thriving businesses in the village and The exclusive luxury leather goods company ‘Tusting’ has a small factory locally producing a wide range of products which are exported worldwide.
Today the village consists of some 650 homes and well served locally by a village store and Post Office, an independent garage, village hall and two pubs/restaurants. There is also a pre-school and nursery. The elementary school dates from 1875.
The surrounding countryside, meadows and woodlands provide excellent opportunity for walking, cycling and horse riding.
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