Claydon House and Florence Nightingale


Claydon House
Middle Claydon
MK18 2EY

Claydon House is owned by the Verney family. Florence Nightingale was related to them by marriage and was a frequent guest and wrote many of her books and articles here. She is famous as "the lady with the lamp" who cared for wounded and dying soldiers in the Crimean War and went on to establish the first training school for nurses.Her contribution to nursing was motivated by a passionate, Christian faith. She was a theologian before becoming a nurse and wrote several boooks on theological themes. Her understanding of God emphasised his love and mercy and she believed that faith had to result in action.

By train (nearest stations)
Aylesbury Parkway 13 miles, Bicester North 13½ miles, and Milton Keynes Central, 17 miles
By car
Signposted A413 (Buckingham), A41 (Waddesdon crossroads). M40 junction 9 (Bicester) follow A41, turn off to Grendon Underwood and Calvert, signposted from Calvert Crossroads.
Parking: free.

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About Florence Nightingale (for children)

About Florence Nightingale (Wikipedia)