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Penn, Buckinghamshire

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Penn, Buckinghamshire

Penn is a village and civil parish in Chiltern district in Buckinghamshire, England, about 3 miles north-west of Beaconsfield and 4 miles east of High Wycombe. It is 3,991 acres in area. The village name is originally Brythonic and means simply hill: the village stands on a particular promontory of the Chiltern Hills, and from the tower of the Holy Trinity Church in the village it is supposedly possible to see into not less than eight other counties.
DistrictChiltern
Post townHigh Wycombe
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSU9193
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
Population3,779 (2001 Census)
 

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

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

Penn.-- par. and vil., Bucks, in SE. of co., 4 miles SW. of Amersham, 3992 ac., pop. 1100; P.O., T.O.; near the vil. is Penn House, seat.

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