Bradenham conservation area

This conservation area is designated in 1971. Bradenham village is a small settlement nestling at the foot of the Chilterns just off the main Wycombe to Risborough Road. The land rises to the east and the road through the village links the valley road with the Naphill Road on the top of the Chiltern Scarp. The hillside above the village is a Chiltern Beech hanger which forms a picturesque backdrop.

The village itself is characterised by clusters of dwellings along the roadside, and on tracks around the large green at the centre of the village. Bradenham Manor faces on to this and is a large Jacobean Manor House dating from 1670. It was once owned by Isaac Disraeli, father to the former prime minister. Adjacent lies a pretty church. Most of the buildings in the village are listed and it is extremely picturesque. Additional controls over development are in the form of National Trust Covenants.

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