1986 Introduction to Longwick
This block is primarily a farming area. The main A4129 runs diagonally accross it from N.W. to S.E. roughly parallelled by the Paddington to Birmingham railway line. The land is low-lying and rather wet and most suitable for arable crops and sheep, and also for a sizeable acreage of market gardening. Three villages are included, Ilmer, Owlswick, and along the main road, Longwick. This last village, the largest, grew up on either side of an old drovers road, where originally there had been common land bordered by streams north and south, and which may account for its straggling appearance over two kilometres. There is a large amount of through traffic mostly people travelling between the Thame and Princes Risborough districts to the High Wycombe area.
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