English: West Wycombe is a small village three miles due west of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England and is the home of the West Wycombe Caves and the Italianate West Wycombe Park — a stately home accompanied by 5000 acres (20 km²) of land which was built upon in the mid 18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and co-founder of the Hellfire Club which was held within the caves. They were a natural formation which was excavated in the 1750s by Sir Francis Dashwood to give work to the local community, straighten the road to London and to provide him with a private meeting place for members of the secretive Hellfire Club to meet.
Nederlands: West Wycombe is een klein dorp aan de westkant van High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire in het Verenigd Koninkrijk. De huizen, die vrijwel alle uit de 16e, 17e en 18e eeuw dateren, zijn sinds 1929 in het bezit van de National Trust. West Wycombe heeft 1176 inwoners.
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