Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire

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Beaconsfield is a market town and civil parish within the unitary authority of Buckinghamshire, England, 23 1/2 miles (38 kilometres) west-northwest of central London and 16 miles (26 kilometres) south-southeast of Aylesbury. Three other towns are within five miles (eight kilometres): Gerrards Cross, Amersham and High Wycombe.

The town is adjacent to the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a wide area of Georgian, neo-Georgian and Tudor revival high street architecture, known as the Old Town. It is known for the first model village in the world and the National Film and Television School.

General view of Bekonscot © MichaelMaggs/cc-by-sa-2.5 St Mary and All Saints Church © Sealman Town Hall © flickr.com - Reading Tom/cc-by-2.0 Aylesbury End © geograph.org.uk - Jonathan Billinger/cc-by-sa-2.0 Beaconsfield Film Studios, home of the National Film and Television School © Simonjon/cc-by-sa-3.0 © flickr.com - Cristian Bortes/cc-by-2.0
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Beaconsfield Film Studios, home of the National Film and Television School © Simonjon/cc-by-sa-3.0
Beaconsfield was named ‘Britain’s richest town’ (based on an average house price of £684,474) by The Daily Telegraph in 2008. In 2011 the post town had the highest proportion in the UK of £1 million-plus homes for sale (at 47%, compared to 3.5% nationally). In 2011, Burkes Road was named as the second most expensive road in the country outside London.

The M40 runs very close to the town with Junction 2 on the parish boundary and is 4 lanes wide in either direction (junctions 1a to 3). Junction 2 is home to Beaconsfield motorway services. Local roads include the A355 which connects Amersham and Slough via Beaconsfield. The A40 parallels the M40 from London to Oxford and for years was the main road between the two cities as its precursor. The B474 connects the town to Hazlemere. Beaconsfield railway station provides services to Birmingham Snow Hill and Moor Street, Aylesbury, Oxford and London Marylebone. There are fast and slow services, the former currently reaching London in around twenty-five minutes. It has a car park for commuters who drive towards the capital along the M40.

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