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Historic sites

There are a number of commemorative plaques to honour and remember the Wycombe district's famous citizens and historic places. Heritage plaques, hand carved by sculptor Martin Cook, have been erected to the following:

High Wycombe

Hannah Ball, founder of the Sunday School movement:
11-13 Queen Square, High Wycombe

Sir Geoffrey De Havilland, aviation pioneer:
born at Terriers Green House in 1882

Dame Frances Dove, educator:
26 Priory Avenue, High Wycombe

Ivor Gurney, composer and poet:
Strawberry Patch, The Greenway, High Wycombe

General John Gaspard Le Marchant, founder of the Royal Military College: 
6 Church Street, High Wycombe

The Mitford Sisters:
Old Mill Cottage, Bassetsbury Lane, High Wycombe

Royal Military College:
Bakers Oven and adjacent, High Street, High Wycombe

William Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister: 
Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe


Edwin Clark, engineer:
Cromwell House, High Street, Marlow

T S Eliot, poet who lived in Marlow while teaching in High Wycombe: 
31 West Street, Marlow.

E J Gregory, artist: 
Brampton House, 100 High Street, Marlow

B A Horsfall VC, 2nd Lieutenant East Lancashire regiment:
Sir William Borlase School, Marlow

Snakehips Johnson, dance band leader: 
Sir William Borlase School, West Street, Marlow

Vice Admiral Sir James Nicholl Morris, captain of the HMS Colossus at the Battle of Trafalgar:
Thames Lawn, St Peter Street, Marlow

Thomas Love Peacock, poet and novelist: 
47 West Street, Marlow

Royal Military College: 
Remnantz, West Street, Marlow

Mary and Percy Shelley, poet and author respectively:
Shelley House, West Street, Marlow.

Princes Risborough

Amy Johnson, the early 20th century aviator who made many record-breaking flights: 
Monks Staithe, Church Lane, Princes Risborough.

Elsewhere in the district

Lord Cardigan, military hero who led the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade:
Hambleden Manor, Hambleden

W R Colton, sculptor:
Denner Hill Studio, Hughenden

If you would like further information on the scheme please contact the Heritage team on the details above.