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Extract from the Universal British Directory 1791

Is situated in a fertile vale, 29 miles from London, 9 from Rickmansworth, 3 from Amersham, 9 from Wycomb, 7 from Wendover, 7 from Tring, 5 from Berkhamsted, and 7 from Hemel Hempstead. The town consists of tree streets, the chief of which goes almost in a direct line from North to South, in which is the market-house; the market is kept, on Wednesdays, chiefly for corn. Chesham is considerably full of inhabitants.

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Notes on Chesham

Description of Chesham from J. J. Sheahan, 1861

 

 

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Chesham Bois

The earliest that is known about Chesham Bois is that a prehistoric trade route came down from Ley Hill, across the river Chess and up Hollow Way Lane, continuing to Amersham, Penn and eventually the south coast. Ancient tracks such as this were marked at frequent intervals by stone boulders and locally the distinctive puddingstone, a mass of pebbles in a stone-like matrix, was used. Many of these stones can still be seen lining the drive from Bois Lane to the church.

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Education Provision 1833

Chesham-Bois Parish (Pop. 157)

One Daily School, containing 22 children of both sexes (commenced 1831), who are instructed at the expense of their parents.

One Sunday School (commenced 1831), in which about 36 receive gratuitous instruction.

ABSTRACT OF EDUCATION RETURNS, 1833.

Notes on Chesham Bois

Description of Chesham Bois from J. J. Sheahan, 1861.

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Cholesbury cum St Leonards

A group of four villages comprising Hawridge, Cholesbury, Buckland Common and St Leonards are known as the Hilltop Villages, because they range along the north edge of the Chiltern Hills.

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Education Provision 1833

Cholesbury Parish (Pop. 127)

No School in the parish.

ABSTRACT OF EDUCATION RETURNS, 1833.

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