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Longwick is located in Buckinghamshire
Longwick shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 1,267 [1]
1,347 (2011 Census. parish)[2]
OS grid reference SP7805
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Princes Risborough
Postcode district HP27
Dialling code 01844
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
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]


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 Arriva's 120 and 121 services between Princes Risborough and Thame and also Redline Buses' 320 rail link service between Princes Risborough and Chinnor at peak times.


  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