Leave the pub car park and walk back towards the church. On your way back you will pass The Maltings Yard which used to have a malterers, a butchers, slaughterers and bakers.
Continue walking to the corner and turn left. You are now on Stockwell Lane. Continue down the road and you will see Stockwell House on your left. Stockwell House is an antiques shop and house which was built in 1967. The ground where Stockwell house stands used to be the kitchen gardens for the Old Rectory next door.
Continue on past Stockwell house. You will see the Old Rectory and the Stables Theatre on your left. The Old Rectory was built in 1858 and is the home of Dame Cleo Laine and John Dankworth. The original Stables theatre is little more than a wall now but the new theatre is very impressive. The Stables has strong links with the village and the school.
Turn around and retrace your steps back up Stockwell Lane. Turn left at the top and you will find yourself back on Walton Road. Walk towards the church and you will pass the Gables House on the corner. This was originally two cottages which were occupied by the gardener and coachman of the resident clergy who lived in the Old Rectory in the mid 19th century. The house is now privately owned. Cross the road to the school and you are now back at the start of the tour.

We hope this has given you an insight into the Village of Wavendon and there is still lots more to see.

Changes in Wavendon during the last thirty years

Many old buildings in the village, including two thatched cottages near the shop, were demolished during the 1960's. There has been little change to the appearance of the village during the last thirty years or so, save as referred to below.

1967Wavendon Towers, built in 1893, taken over by Milton Keynes Development Corporation, the body responsible for the development of the new town.

earlyDevelopment of St Mary's Close next door to the 1970's church on a site formerly owned by a local coal merchant, William Bliss.

1973Old school building demolished.

1976Flats for the elderly built on the site of the old school, originally leased on a 99 year lease.

1984Wavendon Towers taken over by EDS Scicon.

Access to EDS is via Ortensia Drive in Wavendon Gate. The road is named after the wife of the original owner, Henry Burney who was married to an Italian Countess called Ortensia.

The entrance gate to Wavendon Towers from the Wavendon village side is permanently locked and only opened for emergency vehicles. This is due to concerns expressed by Wavendon residents about the volume of traffic going in and out of the site.

The boundary line for Wavendon village is the bridal path at the edge of Wavendon Gate. Until the early 1990's, a little countryside remained between the village and its neighbour. However, new housing has increased to the extent that where Wavendon ends, Milton Keynes begins and the village does not stand alone any more.

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