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|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 ( )|
|• MPs||Steve Baker|
|• Total||125.32 sq mi (324.57 km2)|
|• Density||530/sq mi (200/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|
Wycombe District // was a local government district in Buckinghamshire in south-central England. Its council was based in the town of High Wycombe. The district was abolished on 31 March 2020 and its area is now administered by the unitary Buckinghamshire Council. It had introduced locality budgets before October 2013.
The district's name was drawn from the Barony of Wycombe which was originally given to Thomas Gilbert, in 1171.[unreliable source?] 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 comprised:
- Civil parishes
There were 28 civil parishes including 2 where a Parish Meeting is held in lieu of a Parish Council.
Wycombe District Council
Leader of the Council
Cllr Katrina Wood, Conservative
Deputy Leader of the Council
Cllr Dominic Barnes, Conservative
Length of term
|7 May 2015|
|7 May 2021 (as part of Buckinghamshire Council)|
|Party||Number of councillors|
|East Wycombe Independent Party||3|
The district was 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.
- Wycombe District Council website
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.