Aston Clinton, extensive guide to the village of Aston Clinton, situated to the east of Aylesbury, Bucks.
One Stop Guide to Aston Clinton Buckinghamshire
One of the villages which surround the busy town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, Aston Clinton has a population of around 3,542 and a parish area of about 15 square kilometres.
Aston Clinton Overview
A village and parish located 4 miles to the east of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, Aston Clinton grew up around the junction of Akeman Street and the Icknield Way. The parish has an area of 3,809 acres and a population of 3,543, it was settled in Saxon times and listed in the Domesday Book (1086) as Estone (Eastern Estate).
The parish church, St Michael and All Angels dates from the 12th century, it had further additions in the 13th and 14th centuries and was fully restored in the 19th century (1867).
One of the village’s claims to fame is that it gave part of it’s name to the Aston Martin car, after test runs and a hillclimbing competition on the nearby Aston Hill (it would otherwise have been called Bamford Martin which doesn’t quite have the same ring!).
A rich patron of the village Sir Anthony de Rothschild donated the Anthony Hall to the village, it survives as one of the village’s listed buildings.
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The population of Aston Clinton over the centuries:
1642 - 100 people listed in the tax returns for Aston Clinton.
1798 there were 131 men recorded in Aston Clinton.
1801 - 154 families and 144 houses in Aston Clinton.
Some census figures for Aston Clinton (including St Leonards):
- 1801 – 721
- 1811 – 823
- 1821 – 908
- 1831 – 1,001
- 1841 – 1,025
- 1851 – 1,096
- 1861 – 1,297
- 1871 – 1,435
- 1881 – 1,495
- 1891 – 1,393
- 1901 – 1,275
- 2001 – 3,542
Though it may have been settled even before the Roman invasion of Britain, Aston Clinton probably grew as a community where the Roman road, Akeman Street crossed the pre-historic Icknield Way.
With the decline of the Roman Empire (around the 4th century AD), the Saxons took over the settlement, this was confirmed by the discovery of a Saxon cemetary in the area.
When the Normans invaded Britain in the 11th century the village was under the control of Wlwen (possibly a woman) a subject of King Edward the Confessor, Wlwen was most likely the predecessor of Edward of Salisbury, who later held the manor and was Henry I’s standard bearer. The Domesday Book listed the village as Estone (Eastern Estate).
In the 13th century the manor was owned by the Clinton family and the name was changed to Aston de Clinton. The manor passed variously to Sir William de Farendon, the Montacutes, the Countess of Salisbury, the families of Hastings, Barrington, Gerard and Lake.
The medieval parish included the manors of Dundridge, Chivery, Vaches and St Leonards.
During the 19th century Sir Anthony de Rothschild purchased Aston Clinton House, enjoyed horse riding and hunting in the surrounding countryside and donated Anthony Hall to the village.
Archaeological finds which give evidence of the rich history of the village include neolithic implements, late Celtic pottery and a Roman amphora.
Passing through the village, the Icknield Way (a Neolithic Pathway), was brought back into use by the Romans and excavations along this ancient road have revealed lots of evidence of the past history of the village, and apart from signs of Roman activity, pits, ditches and post holes from the Bronze and Iron Ages were uncovered. There was of course much evidence of later Saxon settlements, with Tring Hill being the site of a Saxon cemetery (another at Lodge Farm was discovered during the 19th century.
Aston Clinton Park was formerly the location of a country house which was build during the 19th century and finally knocked down in the 1950's. The Wendover and Aylesbury arms of the Grand Union Canal, dating from the 18th and 19th centuries both pass through the parish
Aston Clinton Information
Aston Clinton Surgery – Address: 136 London Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5LB. Telephone Number: 01296 630 241.
Find a Dentist in Aston Clinton.
Aston Clinton Dental Clinic – Address: 1a Stable Bridge Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5ND. Telephone Number: 01296 631 136.
A Foster – Address: Unit 4, Dove Court, Aylesbury Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5AQ. Telephone Number: 01296 631 616.
Find Vets in Aston Clinton.
Aston Clinton Veterinary Centre – Address: 107 Aylesbury Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5AJ. Telephone Number: 01296 630 326.
Kennels in Aston Clinton:
Aston Clinton Boarding Kennels - Address: 107 Aylesbury Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5AJ. Telephone Number: 01296 630 326.
St Michael and All Angels – Address: Church Lane, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5HJ. Telephone Number: 01296 632 488.
Aston Clinton Baptist Church – Address: Green End Street, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5EX. Telephone Number: 01296 631 824.
Aston Clinton Youth Club - Aston Clinton Park, London Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5HQ. Telephone: 01296 630 770.
Youth Club - Baptist Church Hall, Contact Dave Rollins, Telephone: 01296 429 719.
Youth Café - Baptist Church Hall, Contact Assunta Loxley, Telephone: 01296 630 005.
The Shaad – Address: 132 London Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5HS. Telephone Number: 01296 630 399.
The Bell Inn (also previously The Duck Inn) – London Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5HP. Telephone Number: 01296 632777.
The Oak – 119 Green End Street, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury HP22 5EU (01296 630 466). Click here for More: The Oak.
The Partridge Arms – Address: 50 Green End Street, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5EX. Telephone Number: 01296 630 572. More: The Partridge.
Rothschild Arms – Weston Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5EJ. Telephone Number: 01296 630 320.
The Bell – London Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5HP. Telephone Number: 08721 077 077.
The Queens Head - 38 Tring Road, Long Marston, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 4QL. Telephone Number: 01296 668368.
Aston Clinton Wine Club:
Friendly, lively wine club of about 60 members. We meet on the third Friday of the month at Buckland Village Hall, Buckland, HP22 5HZ. Our aim is to provide an enjoyable evening with friends who wish to find out more about wines from all over the world.
For more information either take a look at our website: www.astonwineclub.org.uk or contact us via email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aston Clinton Social Club:
Aston Park Cottage, London Road, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP225HL (01296 631 818). Social Club. Open daily from 4 oclock till 11 Monday to Thursday and from 12 noon Friday to Sunday. Full bar menu on weekends families and new members welcome. facilities to hire for all functions.
Aston Clinton School (Primary ages 4-11) – Address: Twitchell Lane, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5JJ. Telephone Number: 01296 630 276.
Aston Clinton Pre-School – Address: Anthony Hall, London Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5NA. Telephone: 01296 630 877.
Barnowls Nursery – Address: 8 New Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5JD. Telephone Number: 01296 632 692.
Brownie Meetings Mondays and Wednesdays, Guide Meetings Tuesdays. Also available to hire for functions activites etc.
Address: 104a Aylesbury Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5AB. Telephone: 01296 630 431.
Contacts for Brownies: Cheryl Muirhead (Tel: 01296 630827) or Michelle Burton (Tel: 01296 632293),.
Contact for Guides: Sue Wall (Tel: 01296 632142).
Service 61: operated by Arriva. Route: Aylesbury to Luton via Aston Clinton.
Service 164: operated by Red Line/Red Kite. Route: Aylesbury to Leighton Buzzard via Aston Clinton.
Service 500/501: operated by Arriva/Red Rose. Route: Aylesbury to Watford via Aston Clinton.
St Michael and All Angels Parish Church (12th/13th century) – Address: Church Lane, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5HJ. Telephone Number: 01296 632 488.
The Anthony Hall (Built 1884 by Sir Anthony de Rothschild) - Address: London Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5NA.
Natural History Museum Tring – Address: The Walter Rothschild Bulding, Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP. Telephone Number: 02079 426 171.
Green Park Centre Aston Clinton - Address: Stablebridge Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5NE. Telephone Number: 01296 633800. Conferencing for up to 200 people, sporting facilities, accommodation, outdoor activities, catering, sports pitch, set in 80 acres of beautiful woodland.
West Lodge Hotel – Address: 45 London Road, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 5HL. Telephone Number: 01296 630 362.
The Holiday Inn – Address: Aston Clinton Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Telephone Number: 0871 942 9002.
The Premier Inn – Address: Tring Hill, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 4LD. Telephone Number: 08701 977 254.
Aston Clinton Bed and Breakfast (B&B):
West Lodge Hotel – Address: 45 London Road, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 5HL. Telephone Number: 01296 630 362.
Aston Clinton Football Club (founded 1892) – Home Ground Address: London Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5HL. Club Representatives: Malcolm Dovaston 07854 104 048, Mark Foster 07831 765 738.
Aston Park Football Club (founded 1968) - Home Ground Address: London Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5HL. Club Chairman/Manager Ken Workman 07989 393833.
Aston Clinton Colts (Junior Football Club) – Contact Sean Coffey, 4 Tompkins Close, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5WH. Telephone Number: 07908 670 692.
Buckland and Aston Clinton Cricket Club – Address: Church Lane, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire. Contact: Mark Buchorski club captain for the 2010 season. Telephone Number: Landline - 01296 622766, Mobile 07760300979.
Nearest golf course for the Aston Clinton is:
Weston Turville Golf and Squash Club – Address: New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5QT. Telephone Number: 01296 424 084.
Aston Park Tennis Club - Three all-weather tennis courts situated in Aston Clinton Park (HP22 5HL) to the left of the Sports & Social Club. Friendly club welcoming all standards of players, young and mature, with the opportunity to play competitively in the local league or begin with training from our LTA professional coach. Club sessions Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm and Sundays from 10.30am Coaching for children and adults. Visit our website www.astonparktennis.co.uk or contact Membership Secretary, Luanda Bury 01296 630169 (email@example.com) or Barbara Wilkinson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Aston Clinton Bowls Club - Aston Clinton Park, London Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5HL. Clubhouse Tel. 07977 521846.
ZKS Martial Arts - Address: Aston Clinton Guide Hall, 104a Aylesbury Road, Aston Clinton, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5AB. Telephone: 07767 482 456.
Aston Clinton Mixed Martial Arts - Address: Aston Clinton Guide Hall, 104a Aylesbury Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5AB. Robert Nicholson Telephone: 01296 631 643.
Aerobics classes no longer held.
- Aston Clinton Personal Trainer:
Helen Mulhall - Helen Mulhall Personal Trainer - Contact: 07508 638 968.
Arcturus Ltd - 8 Weston Road, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury HP22 5EG (01296 630 358).
See also: Bricklayers
Bluebells - Startops End, Marsworth, Tring HP23 4LJ (01442 891 708).
Carpenters: See here: Carpenters
Futurebyte IT Services – Address: 50a Weston Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, HP22 5EG. Telephone Number: 01296 632 626.
Ken Workman School Of Motoring: 8 Yorke Close, Aston Clinton HP22 5QN. Telephone: 01296 631504 or 07989 393833.
Relax at Ease - Unit 6, College Business Park, College Road North, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 5EZ (01296 719799).
Plumbers: See here: Plumbers
Aston Clinton Herbs - Common and unusual herbs, herb gardens, hanging baskets etc. Telephone: 01296 434123.
Aston Clinton is situated about 4 miles to the south-east of Aylesbury, and can be accessed via the A41, close by is the village of Weston Turville, the village of Stoke Mandeville and also, Buckland, Halton and Wendover.
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Compiled and written by Steve Locke.