Located on the A428 between Northampton and Bedford, Lavendon is the most northerly village in the borough and is partly within the Ouse Valley Area of attractive landscape. Lavendon Grange was once the home of relatives of Sir Issac Newton and stands on the site of a Premonstratensian Abbey, of which only the first ponds remain. The church of St. Michael is reputed to be of Saxon origin and there is the site of a fortified manor house, of which some of the foundations are visible, while the moat still exists. The city of Milton Keynes now provides for most people's needs including a very good communication system of roads and rail. The mainline railway station provides fast, direct InterCity services to commute to London Euston and the North. Access to the main A5 road is 12 miles away and M1 Motorway access is approximately 14 miles away at Junctions 13 and 14, making both the M25 and M6 motorways respectively very accessible. Luton International Airport is 25 miles away. The Central Milton Keynes shopping centre 12 miles away now features one of the largest undercover shopping centres in the UK with extensive entertainment facilities including nightclubs, bars, restaurants and a new Theatre district. In the surrounding areas can be found a comprehensive range of fitness/health clubs, indoor and outdoor sports centres and quality golf courses plus the internationally renowned Stables venue at Wavendon. Further leisure facilities include the National Hockey Stadium, bowling alleys, an ice rink and several large multiplex cinemas, the largest indoor ski slope in the UK plus dedicated water sports and equestrian facilities, all within easy access.
Parish Clerk: Elaine Gillies