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High Wycombe is mostly an unparished area in the Wycombe district. Part of the urban area constitutes the civil parish of Chepping Wycombe, which had a population of 14,455 according to the 2001 census – this parish represents that part of the ancient parish of Chepping Wycombe which was outside the former municipal borough of Wycombe.
There are four pubs on Burnham's High Street, with two more on the adjacent Church Street and Britwell Road. Burnham Football Club is a Non-League football team that plays at The Gore. Burnham has a Local nature reserve on the eastern border of the village called Haymill Valley.
Amersham & Wycombe College is a further education college located near High Wycombe at Flackwell Heath, with campuses also at Chesham and Amersham. High Wycombe is home to the main campus of Buckinghamshire New University. It is located in the centre of the town on the former site of the High Wycombe College of Art and Technology. It received its university charter in summer 2007.
Wycombe District Council's Malcolm Dean Design Award for 1986 was presented to Lacey Green Windmill. The Chairman of the Council said that the Award was made for Excellence of Design and Achievement, and the windmill was an example to the whole county, not just Wycombe District.
Dorneywood's garden is open most Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2.00pm - 4.00pm, 26 April - 29 June, 17 - 24 August, 6 - 14 September and daily 2.00pm - 4.00pm from 8 to 19 July. To book a place, please email the team, with the afternoon you would like to visit and we will confirm with you.
West Wycombe village is adjacent to the neo-classical landscaped West Wycombe Park. The village, with its well-preserved facings of original 16th – 18th century buildings, is owned and maintained by the National Trust. It has a range of unusual and tradition shops and several places where you can quench your thirst and enjoy snack or a meal.
Amersham & Wycombe College is a further education college located near High Wycombe at Flackwell Heath, with campuses also at Chesham and Amersham. High Wycombe is home to the main campus of Buckinghamshire New University. It is located in the centre of the town on the former site of the High Wycombe College of Art and Technology.
In the 1750s the medieval west tower was raised to make it an eye-catcher from West Wycombe Estate, West Wycombe House and also from the West Wycombe road as one exits towards the West. It was topped by a great golden ball, possibly inspired by the <a href="/pages/w/473319826092552">Dogana</a>, Venice.
Take a stroll around West Wycombe Park or enjoy a tour around West Wycombe House. This Palladian gem has been home of the Dashwood family for over 300 years. Set in 45 acres of landscaped park, the house as we see it today is the 18th-century creation of Sir Francis Dashwood, the 2nd baronet, founder of the Dilettanti Society and the Hell-Fire Club.
He was born in West Wycombe in 1897 and was killed in action on 23rd August 1916 aged 19. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D. He lived in West Wycombe and enlisted in High Wycombe. He was the son of George Edward and Annie Hermon.
As a result, chair-making was once a major industry in the woods around High Wycombe, including in Woodcock Wood. ‘Bodging’ was the traditional woodturning craft, using green (unseasoned) wood to make chair legs and other chair parts. A bodger’s equipment often included a ‘High Wycombe lathe’; a wooden-bed pole lathe.