BEACONSFIELD is an attractive market town situated in the popular county of Buckinghamshire. Its excellent access to central London, about 23 miles (38 km) away, and to the county towns of Aylesbury, Amersham, Gerrards Cross and High Wycombe, make it a highly desirable commuter belt destination.
Its historic origins date from 1269; the Town Charter pronouncement of an Annual Market Day Fair is still honoured today. Every year on the 10th May, the pretty streets of Old Amersham host the town’s annual funfair, for one day only.
This picturesque and prosperous town is home to Bekonscot, the world’s oldest original model village, revealing aspects of England from the 1930s. The town is also home to the prestigious National Film and Television School, formerly Beaconsfield Film Studios, which has launched the careers of many successful film directors including Nick Broomfield and Mark Herman. Other notable local figures include the late Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series of fantasy novels, who was born in the town, and Mary Berry, who lives in Penn.
Beaconsfield incorporates the 3 areas of Old Beaconsfield, New Beaconsfield and Holtspur. In 2017 its population was approximately 12,000 people. The railway station, built about a mile from the old town, opened in 1906. Easy commuter access to London, Birmingham and other national destinations has seen Beaconsfield’s reputation as a highly desirable location soar.
It’s well connected, with good schools and a thriving local business community; it’s also one of Britain’s richest towns according to The Telegraph (2008), which based its findings on average house prices at the time. Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St Peter, its neighbouring towns, were listed in second place. In 2011, Prime Location revealed that the area has the highest proportion in the UK of £1 million-plus homes for sale (47%, compared to 3.5% nationally).
Areas covered by the Beaconsfield Local directory include:
- Forty Green
- Knotty Green
- New Beaconsfield
- Old Beaconsfield
- Seer Green
- The Wooburns
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