12 Facts About Beaconsfield


Beaconsfield is a market town and civil parish within the unitary authority of Buckinghamshire, England,.

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Beaconsfield was named 'Britain's richest town' by The Daily Telegraph in 2008.

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Beaconsfield is recorded in property returns of 1185 where it is spelt Bekenesfeld, literally beechen field which would less archaically be read as clearing in the beeches.

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Although, it is often incorrectly contested that Beaconsfield derived its name from a street called Beacon Hill in neighbouring village, Penn, which was a lookout point and beacon originating in Saxon times.

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Parish church at the crossroads of Old Beaconsfield is dedicated to St Mary, it was rebuilt of flint and bath stone by the Victorians in 1869.

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Old Beaconsfield has a number of old coaching inns along a wide street of red brick houses and small shops.

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Beaconsfield is the home of Bekonscot model village, which was the first model village in the world; and Beaconsfield Film Studios becoming the National Film and Television School, where many film directors and technicians have learned their craft.

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Old Beaconsfield which grew up on the Oxford Road in part to serve the coach traffic, is mirrored by New Beaconsfield which has grown up round the station.

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Parish of Beaconsfield is within the parliamentary constituency of Beaconsfield towards the south.

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Beaconsfield's defeated fellow Conservative, Dominic Grieve QC, in the 2019 general election.

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Liam Fox was a GP in Beaconsfield before being elected to Parliament, though he represented a seat in Somerset.

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Parish of Beaconsfield was made a local board district in 1850, which became Beaconsfield Urban District in 1894.

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