Longwick

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Longwick
Longwick is located in Buckinghamshire
Longwick
Longwick
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population1,267 [1]
1,347 (2011 Census. parish)[2]
OS grid referenceSP7805
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPrinces Risborough
Postcode districtHP27
Dialling code01844
PoliceThames Valley
FireBuckinghamshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire
51°44′10″N 0°51′25″W / 51.736°N 0.857°W / 51.736; -0.857Coordinates: 51°44′10″N 0°51′25″W / 51.736°N 0.857°W / 51.736; -0.857

Longwick is a hamlet in Wycombe district about 1.25 miles (2.01 km) northwest of Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire on the A4129 road.

The toponym is from the Old English for "long farm".[citation needed]

With Ilmer, Owlswick, Meadle and Horsenden, it forms the civil parish of Longwick-cum-Ilmer which was created in 1934. In 1951 its population was 786,[citation needed] since when it has increased significantly to 1,267 in 2001.

Longwick was the location for the Sunrise/Back to the Future Acid House party on 12 August 1989, which attracted over 20,000 people, and considered to be one of the most significant, and best, parties of its era.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

Longwick is served on a daily basis by the Risborough Area Community Bus (RCB) with hourly services to Princes Risborough, five times a day. Longwick is also served by Redline Buses' 320 rail link service between Princes Risborough and Chinnor at peak times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2001 Census
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 November 2016.

External links[edit]

For a map see the Wycombe District site describing the Parish of Longwick-cum-Ilmer