Marlow Bottom

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Marlow Bottom
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Marlow Bottom
Marlow Bottom is located in Buckinghamshire
Marlow Bottom
Marlow Bottom
 Marlow Bottom shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 3,295 [1]
OS grid reference SU845885
Civil parish Marlow Bottom
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 Wycombe
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire

Coordinates: 51°35′24″N 0°46′54″W / 51.5901°N 0.7816°W / 51.5901; -0.7816

Marlow Bottom is a large linear village occupying a valley to the north of Marlow, Buckinghamshire. It is also a civil parish in Wycombe district having been created in November 2007. Formerly it was part of the parish of Great Marlow.

Marlow Bottom is 25 to 30 minutes walk from the centre of Marlow town, and the river Thames. It has shops, including a newsagent, vet, butcher, chemist, music shop, dog grooming parlour and a fish & chip shop, a large primary school, (Burford School), a private members club (The Barn Club, for valley residents), a village hall and two small churches (Anglican and Methodist) which form a Local Ecumenical Partnership "The Valley Church", where the local Boy Scout and Girl Guide groups and similar voluntary groups meet. Marlow Bottom is also home to the Rebellion Beer Company, an award winning local brewery producing regular and seasonal beers. The brewery hosts open evenings coupled with a tour every first Tuesday of each month for visitors and every second Tuesday of each month for members.

Burford County Combined School[edit]

The primary school in Marlow Bottom is Burford County Combined School. It provides schooling for children aged 4–11, who will go on to either a local grammar school or secondary modern school depending on their results in the 11+ exam.

The vast majority of students who attend Burford School live in the village although the school does accept students from outside.

At present the school accommodates more than 420 pupils. The main school building comprises classrooms, work areas, a main hall, an information and communication technology (ICT) room and administrative offices. During 2001/02 two new classrooms were built. A new building that houses the library and music rooms was completed during the summer holidays. In September a new computer network was installed in the refurbished ICT room.

The school is one of the most successful orienteering centres for children aged between 9 and 11 in the UK. The school's team, headed until his retirement in 2008 by Year 6 teacher Mr. Vyner, has won many British Schools Orienteering Championships in the past 10 years, with children of both genders frequently winning whole events.[2]

Points of interest[edit]

  • Olympic champion rower Steve Redgrave lives in the village, having been born locally and attended local schools.
  • The original fungus from which Quorn was made was found in a field nearby (Quorn is still manufactured by the company Marlow Foods).
  • Marlow Bottom villagers meet annually in the summer for the Rose Carnival, a local celebration and fundraiser. The 'Rose Carnival Queen', is chosen from a selection of pupils at Burford School, who enter a competition to win the title.
  • The award-winning Rebellion Beer Company has brewed popular ales in the village since 1993.

Media References[edit]

  • mentioned in TV Series "As Time Goes By" Season 1, ep 3 as the place where Lionel and Jean stayed in 1953.

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