South Bucks

South Bucks

      district, administrative and historic county of Buckinghamshire, England. The River Misbourne drains the district's northeastern part. South Bucks's boundary with Greater London in the east follows roughly across the Grand Union Canal, and the River Thames separates it from the county of Berkshire in the south. The district also borders the unitary authority of Slough to the south.

      South Bucks has scenic areas, with beech woods on gentle chalk hills, including Burnham Beeches and Stoke Park. The district contains a mix of rural landscapes, modern residential development, and historic villages, such as Stoke Poges, where the poet Thomas Gray is buried at the parish church. South Bucks is well served by the M40, M25, and other highways. Beaconsfield in the north is a main tourist attraction with the Bekonscot model village, the timber-framed Lloyds Bank, the five-bay mid-18th-century Rectory and the Wycombe House, the parish church where Edmund Burke is buried, and Hall Barn (1660), home of the poet Edmund Waller. Area 56 square miles (144 square km). Pop. (2001) 61,945.

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