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Great Hampden Town Information

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Lodge with clock, Pond House - Photo © David Hagwood
Lodge with clock, Pond House - Photo: David Hagwood CCL

With a 13th century church, this interesting village is steeped in history and played a part causing the English Civil War. Hampden House – now a school - was the home of John Hampden (1595-1643) who became notorious after refusing to pay the Ship Money tax imposed by Charles 1. He was later wounded while fighting for the Parliamentarians at Chalgrove Field and died at Thame. He is buried in Great Hampden’s churchyard.