Wingrave is a small, charming village four miles northeast of Aylesbury and three miles southwest of Wing. The civil parish is called Wingrave with Rowsham within Aylesbury Vale district and incorporates the hamlet of Rowsham. Wingrave is twinned with La Bouëxière in France.
Houses in Wingrave
Around the recreation ground and in other parts of the village are many houses and cottages of varying sizes, constructed in Tudor Revival style, erected by Hannah de Rothschild in the 19th Century. These houses, which display her personal cypher ‘H de R’, were homes for estate employees. They remained part of the Mentmore Estate until well into the 20th Century and are very sought after today, commanding a very high price.
The Recreation Ground
The Recreation Ground is bounded on the north by Church Street, on the west mainly by the 19th Century Rothschild Cottages, the south by Moat Lane, which has several Rothschild Cottages. On the eastern side of the Recreation Ground, it is bounded by Moat Lane.
The Recreation Ground is used for many sports events, including Football matches, Bowls and Croquet. The area already has protected status and is historically significant to the village as it is part of the Rothschild legacy from the 19th Century. The Recreation Ground is 18,224 sq metres and is clearly in character with the surrounding 19th Century Rothschild Cottages.
The site is also home to Wingrave Playground, a newly installed area (2020) with a range of equipment for children up to the age of 12.
The Village Green
The Village Green is at the historic centre of the old village. The Parish War Memorial is located here, and this is where the eleventh of November Remembrance festivals are held.
The area is historically significant for the village as an open space for social congregation and is already a protected area. This Green Space is 891 square metres and is in character with the local area.
Churches in Wingrave
Wingrave village also has a parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, where Revd Helen Barnes is Vicar. Wingrave also has a Methodist church at Nup End. There is a local post office, community centre available to hire and The Rose & Crown offers a place to eat and drink.
Transport in Wingrave
Wingrave does not have a train station but is serviced by several buses that take you to surrounding towns like Aylesbury and Milton Keynes.