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Wycombe shown within Buckinghamshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South East England|
|Admin HQ||High Wycombe|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Wycombe District Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Steve Baker|
|• Total||125.32 sq mi (324.57 km2)|
|Area rank||129th (of 317)|
|• Rank||112th (of 317)|
|• Density||1,400/sq mi (540/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||86.8% White|
2.6% Black British
1.8% Mixed Race
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||11UC (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
The district's name is drawn from the Barony of Wycombe which was originally given to Thomas Gilbert, in 1171. The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of the Municipal Borough of High Wycombe with Marlow Urban District and Wycombe Rural District.
The Wycombe District Council area comprises:
- Civil parishes
There are 28 civil parishes including 2 where a Parish Meeting is held in lieu of a Parish Council.
|Party||Number of councillors|
|East Wycombe Independent Party||3|
The district is bisected by the M40, with a major junction with the A404 at High Wycombe. The A404 connects Marlow and Wycombe within the district. The main railway line through the district, the Chiltern Main Line has major stations at High Wycombe and Princes Risborough. The Marlow Branch Line and Princes Risborough line also provide commuter services.
- Manorial Counsel https://www.manorialcounselltd.co.uk/the-barony-of-wycombe-kings-castles-and-constitutional-history/
- "Meetings, agendas, and minutes". councillors.wycombe.gov.uk. 14 September 2018.
- Wycombe District Council website
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. .
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