Jordans is a small village 2 miles from Beaconsfield in the attractive Buckinghamshire countryside. It is on the southern edge of the beautiful Chilterns Area of Outstanding Beauty.
Jordans is a lovely village in a very peaceful spot on the edge of the Chilterns. Set around a large village green are lots of lovely red brick houses. Whilst each one is different they all have the same basic style giving the village a very harmonious feel.
Each house is built of a mix of dark red and orange bricks, each has a steeply sloping terracotta-tiled roof. Most have leaded windows painted white and each has a leafy hedge in front of the property.
The village store, which is also a tea-room, is the only building in a different style and the top half of this is built of wood stained black in the style of a barn. Very attractive. The residents of Jordans take it in turns to man the village shop and keep this key feature of the village going. I wonder if Ozzy takes his turn!
On the edge of the village (and not terribly well signposted - you may need to ask directions) is a little footpath leading to Jordans' Quaker meeting house. This was built in 1688 and retains many of its original features. Called the Mayflower Barn, the Quaker Meeting House is claimed to be built using timbers from the Mayflower ship which took the first pilgrim fathers to America.
Jordans was a Quaker centre in the 17th century and its meeting house is one of the oldest in the UK. Next to the meeting house is a very peaceful cemetary and William Penn (1644-1788) who founded Pennsylvania is buried here.
Famous Residents of Jordans
Ozzy Osborne has a house in Jordans.
Photos of Jordans
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