Beacon's Bottom

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Beacon's Bottom
Beacon's Bottom is located in Buckinghamshire
Beacon's Bottom
Beacon's Bottom
Beacon's Bottom shown within Buckinghamshire
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Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HP14
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51°39′11″N 0°51′54″W / 51.653°N 0.865°W / 51.653; -0.865Coordinates: 51°39′11″N 0°51′54″W / 51.653°N 0.865°W / 51.653; -0.865

Beacon's Bottom, also known as Bacon's Bottom,[1][2] is a hamlet on the A40 between Piddington and Stokenchurch in England. Until 1895 it was administratively part of Oxfordshire, and was transferred to Buckinghamshire with its parent parish Stokenchurch in 1896.[1] It was one of the principal sites of High Wycombe's 19th Century chair-making industry, known locally as bodging.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b William Page, ed. (1925). "Parishes: Stokenchurch". A History of the County of Buckingham. 3. Institute of Historical Research. pp. 96–101. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Assignment of Leasehold premises D/147/49/1 1888". National Archives. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Furniture making in Wycombe". Wycombe District Council. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  4. ^ "Antiques: List of Furniture Makers in the Wycombe District". The Arts and Crafts Home. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 

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