Wooburn Town conservation area

This appraisal sets out the key features that contribute to the character of Wooburn Town Conservation Area. The full text can be downloaded below.

Wooburn Town is a small village on the east bank of the River Wye, lying south of Wooburn Town on the road that links High Wycombe to Bourne End. It grew up around the manorial complex of the D'Eyncourt family, of which little trace remains. The focus of the conservation area is now the centrally placed church of St Paul and churchyard, which stands on a triangle of land bounded by roads and lanes.

The southern side of the church yard has particularly fine streetscape, due to the high proportion of listed cottages here. There is a 15th century hall house and 16th and 17th century timberframed cottages. The lane leads up Wash Hill, where there is an additional group of buildings of interest. To the north of the churchyard lies a works and 18th century workers cottages, probably built for the nearby Soho Mill. To the west lies the listed school, now converted to dwellings. This provides a visual gateway into the conservation area.

There are 11 listed buildings in the conservation area.