Great Marlow

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This article is about the current civil parish in Buckinghamshire, England. For other uses, see Great Marlow (disambiguation).

Coordinates: 51°35′10″N 0°48′15″W / 51.5861°N 0.8042°W / 51.5861; -0.8042

Great Marlow
Great Marlow is located in Buckinghamshire
Great Marlow
Great Marlow
 Great Marlow shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 1,321 [1]
OS grid reference SU843881
Civil parish Great Marlow
District Wycombe
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MARLOW
Postcode district SL7
Dialling code 01628
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Beaconsfield
List of places
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Buckinghamshire

Great Marlow is a civil parish within Wycombe district in the English county of Buckinghamshire located north of the town of Marlow and south of High Wycombe. The parish includes the hamlets of Bovingdon Green, Burroughs Grove, Chisbridge Cross and Marlow Common, and Danesfield Base, a housing estate for RAF officers. Prior to November 2007 the major settlement in Great Marlow was Marlow Bottom which has now become a civil parish in its own right.

The parish has been so named since Norman times. The ancient parish of Great Marlow, named to distinguish it from Little Marlow, was large, including the town of Marlow and rural areas north and west of the town. The ancient parish became a civil parish in the 19th century, and in 1896 the civil parish was divided. The town became Great Marlow Urban District (later renamed Marlow Urban District), leaving the rural areas in the parish of Great Marlow.[2] In 1934 Lane End, in the far north of the parish, was transferred from Great Marlow to the parish of Fingest.[3]

The ecclesiastical parish of Great Marlow, which includes the town of Marlow, is now united with the parishes of Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow and Bisham (in Berkshire).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wycombe DC Fact Pack 2001 Census
  2. ^ William Page (editor) (1925). "Parishes: Great Marlow". A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Vision of Britain website
  4. ^ Parish Profile, February 2010

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