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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

High Wycombe, commonly known as Wycombe and formally called Chepping Wycombe or Chipping Wycombe until 1946, is a large town in Buckinghamshire, England. It is 29 miles westnorthwest of Charing Cross in London; this information is also engraved on the Corn Market building in the centre of the town.
DistrictWycombe
Post townHigh Wycombe
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSU8693
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01494
Population92,300
 

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

Chipping Wycombe ~ High Wickham ~ Wickham ~ Wicomb ~ Wicombe ~ Wycomb ~ Wycombe ~ Wycombe Chipping Wycombe ~ Wycombe Old Borough

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

Wycombe, Chipping Wycombe, or High Wycombe, mun. bor., market town, par., and township, Bucks, in S. of co., on river Wye, 15 miles NW. of Windsor and 34 NW. of London by rail - par. (consisting of the townships of Chipping Wycombe and Wycombe Old Borough), 6395 ac., pop. 13,154; township, 6266 ac., pop. 8320; bor. (comprising the township of Wycombe Old Borough and part of Chipping Wycombe), 400 ac., pop. 10,618; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. The leading industries are chair-making, paper-making, and lace-making. Wycombe has numerous traces of British and Roman occupation, and in the middle ages it had several religious establishments, which were destroyed at the Reformation. The parish church of All Saints dates from the 13th century. Wycombe Abbey is the seat of Lord Carrington. Wycombe was governed by a mayor in the reign of Henry III., and incorporated in that of Henry VI. It returned 2 members to Parliament from Edward I. until 1867, and 1 member from 1867 until 1885.

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