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Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

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Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Beaconsfield Listen/ˈbɛkənzfiːld/ is a market town and civil parish operating as a town council within the South Bucks district in Buckinghamshire, England. It lies 23.6 miles northwest of Charing Cross in Central London, and 17 miles south-east of the county town of Aylesbury. Other nearby towns include Amersham to the north northeast and High Wycombe to the west.
DistrictSouth Bucks
Post townBeaconsfield
Administrative CountyBuckinghamshire
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSU9390
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01494
Population10,679
 

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

Beacons Field

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

Beaconsfield, par. and market town, S. Bucks, 5½ miles SW. of Amersham, 4541 ac., pop. 1635; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Wednesday. In the church are monuments to Waller (1605-1687), the poet, and Edmund Burke (1730-1797), who resided in the vicinity. Lord Beaconsfield (1805-1881) took his title from this par.

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