Hazlemere

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For the town in Surrey, see Haslemere.
Hazlemere
Holy Trinity Church Hazlemere.JPG
Holy Trinity Church, Hazlemere
Hazlemere is located in Buckinghamshire
Hazlemere
Hazlemere
 Hazlemere shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 9,350 [1]
OS grid reference SU891955
District Wycombe
Shire county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town High Wycombe
Postcode district HP15
Dialling code 01494
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Wycombe
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Coordinates: 51°39′04″N 0°42′40″W / 51.651199°N 0.711237°W / 51.651199; -0.711237

Hazlemere is a suburb of High Wycombe and a civil parish within Wycombe district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is to the north east of the town along the A404 in the direction of Amersham.

Hazlemere used to be a small hamlet in the ancient Desborough Hundred and the name is recorded as long ago as the 13th century. The crossroads at the centre of Hazlemere was, until 1987, the meeting point of several parish boundaries (Penn, Hughenden, Chepping Wycombe). It now lies at the centre of its own parish. In the Victorian era the railway arrived in High Wycombe, and the principal station in the town was on Amersham Hill, close to the village of Hazlemere. From that point on, it was perhaps inevitable that Hazlemere would become a large built-up area.

A secondary part of Hazlemere was developed chiefly in the 1960s in the area around 'Cosy Corner' (the junction where Eastern and Western Dene meet) and extending into Hazlemere Park (Cedar Avenue development). The Park Parade Shopping Centre, developed at the same time, lies at the centre of this area. This area also accommodated Cedars First School and Park Middle School, which merged as Cedars Park School in 1999.

To the north of Cosy Corner up Brimmers Hill and Primrose Hill is Widmer End. To the north east of Cosy Corner up Sawpit Hill is Holmer Green and the boundary for Chiltern District.

A further part of Hazlemere was developed during the 1970s to the south of Hazlemere crossroads around Rose Avenue. A secondary school – the Sir William Ramsay School – three Primary Schools namely Manor Farm Infant School, Manor Farm Junior School and Hazlemere C of E school– a library and health centre were built around the same time.

Hazlemere is home to Wycombe Tigers Youth FC, who play at Hazlemere Rec.

Hazlemere's most expensive residential road is Manor Road, part of the St John's area running along the east side of Kings Wood from the A404 to the edge of Penn.

Holy Trinity Church's tall bell tower is a local landmark, with some traditional local flint-faced houses nearby.

Hazlemere has proved to be an accessible starting point for cycling across the Chiltern Hills and each year it becomes the headquarters for the annual Archer Grand Prix road race.

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