Great Marlow

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Great Marlow
Great Marlow is located in Buckinghamshire
Great Marlow
Great Marlow
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population1,321 [1]
1,167 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid referenceSU843881
Civil parish
  • Great Marlow
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMARLOW
Postcode districtSL7
Dialling code01628
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°35′10″N 0°48′15″W / 51.5861°N 0.8042°W / 51.5861; -0.8042Coordinates: 51°35′10″N 0°48′15″W / 51.5861°N 0.8042°W / 51.5861; -0.8042

Great Marlow is a civil parish within Wycombe district in the English county of Buckinghamshire, lying 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. 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 it. The ancient parish became a civil parish in the 19th century, and in 1896 was divided: the town became Great Marlow Urban District (later renamed Marlow Urban District), leaving the rural areas in the parish of Great Marlow.[3] In 1934 Lane End, in the far north of the parish, was transferred from Great Marlow to the parish of Fingest.[4]

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).[5]


  1. ^ Wycombe DC Fact Pack 2001 Census[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  3. ^ William Page (editor) (1925). "Parishes: Great Marlow". A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 14 July 2011.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Great Marlow CP/AP through time | Census tables with data for the Parish-level Unit". Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Parish Profile, February 2010" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.

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