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West Wycombe Town Information

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West Wycombe Park was the magnificent home of the notorious Dashwood family. Sir Francis Dashwood was a leader of the scandalous Hell Fire Club, which dabbled with occult rituals, many of which were performed at nearby Medmenham Abbey.
The Palladian mansion is set in grounds landscaped by both ‘Capability’ Brown and Sir Humphrey Repton. Dashwood is buried in a mausoleum in a local hilltop church.

Nearby is Chequers, the 16th century retreat of British Prime Ministers since 1917. It was put into the hands of a trust set up by Lord Lee of Fareham. The property was built on the site of a 13th century residence owned by Lawrence de Saccario (meaning ‘chequer’).

West Wycombe House - Photo © Jurek and Trish Sienkiewicz
West Wycombe House
Photo: Jurek and Trish Sienkiewicz CCL