Marlow Bottom

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Marlow Bottom
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Marlow Bottom
Marlow Bottom is located in Buckinghamshire
Marlow Bottom
Marlow Bottom
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population3,295 [1]
3,438 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid referenceSU845885
Civil parish
  • Marlow Bottom
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMARLOW
Postcode districtSL7
Dialling code01628
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°35′24″N 0°46′54″W / 51.5901°N 0.7816°W / 51.5901; -0.7816Coordinates: 51°35′24″N 0°46′54″W / 51.5901°N 0.7816°W / 51.5901; -0.7816

Marlow Bottom is a 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.


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 eleven-plus exam.

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 Burford Fair, 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. Sammy Gabb holds the record for the most Rose Queen coronations.
  • The award-winning Rebellion Beer Company has brewed ales in the village since 1993.
  • The annual Rock Bottom Music Festival is held every year in the playing fields which started in 2013.


  1. ^ 2001 Census
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 November 2016.

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