Chepping Wycombe
Green Dragon, Flackwell Heath - - 2187471.jpg

Green Dragon, Flackwell Heath, 2010
Chepping Wycombe is located in Buckinghamshire
Chepping Wycombe
Chepping Wycombe
Location within Buckinghamshire
Population14,455 [1]
14,648 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid referenceSU905908
Civil parish
  • Chepping Wycombe
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHigh Wycombe
Postcode districtHP10
Dialling code01494
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°36′29″N 0°41′50″W / 51.6081°N 0.6972°W / 51.6081; -0.6972Coordinates: 51°36′29″N 0°41′50″W / 51.6081°N 0.6972°W / 51.6081; -0.6972

Chepping Wycombe is a civil parish in the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England. The parish includes the three large villages of Tylers Green, Loudwater and Flackwell Heath. The central part of the parish comprises extensive business and industrial development lying adjacent and underneath an elevated section of the M40 in the valley of the River Wye.

The name, Chipping derives from the Old English word cieping meaning 'market' or 'market-place'. Historically, Chepping Wycombe (or Chipping Wycombe) was the formal name of the ancient borough and later municipal borough of High Wycombe. It was also the name of the ecclesiastical parish which extended further than the borough boundary.

The civil parish was originally based on the ancient ecclesiastical parish of Chepping Wycombe. In 1894, when parish councils were introduced under the Local Government Act 1894, the original civil parish was split between the urban area of High Wycombe (Chepping Wycombe Municipal Borough) and the rural areas outside the borough to the east (Chepping Wycombe Civil Parish).[3] The parish was reduced in size in 1901 ceding land to the adjacent High Wycombe parish and its boundaries were further changed in 1934.[4]

Today the areas which comprised the historic borough and that of the civil parish, (the residual part of the ecclesiastical parish) together with West Wycombe constitute the majority of the present-day High Wycombe Urban Area.


  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2001 Census
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  3. ^ Vision of Britain: Chepping Wycombe AP/CP[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Vision of Britain website: Chepping Wycombe CP[permanent dead link]