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West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

West Wycombe is a small village situated along the A40 road, three miles west of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. The historic village is largely a National Trust property and receives a large annual influx of tourists - being the site of West Wycombe Park, West Wycombe Caves and the Mausoleum on top of West Wycombe Hill. The Mausoleum and Golden Ball above West Wycombe village are impressive local landmarks, visually dominating the village and local landscape for miles surrounding.
DistrictWycombe
Post townHigh Wycombe
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSU8294
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01494
Population1,176
 

Other names by which West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire has been known in the past

Wycombe ~ Wycombe West

West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wycombe, West, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Bucks - par., 6533 ac., pop. 2390; vil., 2½ miles NW. of Wycombe; P.O. The church was rebuilt in 1763, and is a handsome edifice in the Grecian style. Chair-making is the principal industry. Wycombe Park is the seat of the Dashwoods.

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