Quainton Tourism

Quainton (formerly Quainton Malet) is a village and civil parish in Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England, 7 miles (11 km) north west of Aylesbury. The population is 1290, of whom 1000 are adults. The village has two churches (Anglican and Baptist), a school and one public house. The location means that while many commute to London, others are employed in neighbouring towns and villages. Its name is Old English and means Queen's Estate (cwen tun). It is not known to which queen this refers, but possibly the Queen was Edith, the wife of Edward the Confessor. Known as "Fair Edith" she held manors in this part of Buckinghamshire, including a hunting lodge at Mentmore. Edward the Confessor had a palace at nearby Brill. The former suffix Malet refers to the Malet family who were lords of the manor from 1066 until about 1348. At least one member went on the crusades, and had associations with the Hospitallers, the organization credited with rebuilding Quainton church circa 1340. The Hospitallers erected the cross on the village green, the base and shaft of which still remain. The village green in the centre of the village has grouped around it some of the half-timbered thatched cottages for which the village is known. The parish church is dedicated to St Mary and the Holy Cross. It is a 14th-century building of the style of gothic architecture known as Decorated. The west tower was built later in the 15th century. The church contains many memorial brasses and sculpture, including the 1689 tomb of Sir Richard Winwood carved by Thomas Stayner. The stone effigies depict the deceased lying in full armour, while his widow, Ann, who paid for the tomb, rests beside him, half sitting regarding her husband. In the chancel are a reredos and sedilia by William White who was responsible for the heavy Victorian restoration and rebuilding of the chancel in 1877. The church also contains Victorian stained glass windows. Richard Brett, a former rector of Quainton and one of the translators of the King James Version of the Bible, is buried in the chancel. Close by the church is the former rectory, a large house described by Pevsner as of vitreous red brick. The principal facade has a three–bayed centre and two canted bays. The house contains 16th-century linenfold panelling. The Winwood Almshouses, still inhabited, were built to house the poor, their gothic style of architecture belying the construction date of 1687. They are a terrace of eight small cottages, one storey high with a row of dormers in the attics. These attic windows have alternating small and large gables. The terrace is decorated by two porches, with a plaque above. The almshouses are further adorned by diagonally placed chimney stacks. One of the most visible buildings is the 70 ft high Quainton Windmill, built in 1830–32. Derelict for the greater part of the 20th century it was restored in 1997 and can grind wheat into flour. The local headquarters for the RSPCA are in the parish, outside the village. Quainton has a mix of old and new dwellings.

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  • Know the pollution level of Quainton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 11.54 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 21.15 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30.77 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.46 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.77 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.69 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 7.69 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Quainton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Quainton.

    • Burglary and Theft 57.41 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.15 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.56 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 51.85 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 27.78 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.15 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.85 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.04 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Quainton is 180.89 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 48.28 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 92.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.57 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.29 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.6 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.29 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 89.63 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Quainton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.89 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 63.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 64.55 USD

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