Chepping Wycombe

This article is about the modern civil parish. For the former borough of Chepping Wycombe, see High Wycombe.
Chepping Wycombe
Chepping Wycombe
 Chepping Wycombe shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 14,455 [1]
14,648 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid referenceSU905908
Civil parishChepping Wycombe
Shire countyBuckinghamshire
RegionSouth East
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town High Wycombe
Postcode district HP10
Dialling code 01494
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK ParliamentWycombe
List of places

Coordinates: 51°36′29″N 0°41′50″W / 51.6081°N 0.6972°W / 51.6081; -0.6972Chepping Wycombe is a civil parish within Wycombe district in the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire. The parish includes the three large villages of Tylers Green, Loudwater and Flackwell Heath. The central part of the parish comprises extensive business and industrial development lying adjacent and underneath an elevated section of the M40 in the valley of the River Wye.

The name, Chipping derives from the Old English word cieping meaning 'market' or 'market-place'. Historically, Chepping Wycombe (or Chipping Wycombe) was the formal name of the ancient borough and later municipal borough of High Wycombe. It was also the name of the ecclesiastical parish which extended further than the borough boundary.

The civil parish was originally based on the ancient ecclesiastical parish of Chepping Wycombe. In 1894, when parish councils were introduced under the Local Government Act 1894, the original civil parish was split between the urban area of High Wycombe (Chepping Wycombe Municipal Borough) and the rural areas outside the borough to the east (Chepping Wycombe Civil Parish).[3] The parish was reduced in size in 1901 ceding land to the adjacent High Wycombe parish and its boundaries were further changed in 1934.[4]

Today the areas which comprised the historic borough and that of the civil parish, (the residual part of the ecclesiastical parish) together with West Wycombe constitute the majority of the present-day High Wycombe Urban Area.


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