Buckinghamshire Parishes

Chesham Parish

Church: St Mary

Hundred: Burnham

Poor Law District: Amersham

Size (acres): 12746

Easting & Northing: 496201

Grid Ref SP960010 Click to see map

Articles

 

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Shops & Towns

This is the list of Toy Dealers that are in Buckinghamshire in 1891.

General

There are many ways to date an old photograph including identifying the photographer who took the picture and finding out when they were trading. This section lists Victorian and Edwardian photographers in Buckinghamshire including portrait and landscape photographers. The approximate dates for ea

Maps

BURNHAM HUNDRED From Sheahan 1861: This is an oddly shaped division of the coulty, resembling in some degree a figure of eight with the lower section much narrower than the other.    

Shops & Towns

10/04/1897   Telephonic communication with all parts is now obtainable at the Chesham Post Office, a branch of the trunk line having been laid from Watford.

Chesham

Description of Chesham from J. J. Sheahan, 1861    

Chesham

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 i

Chesham

Bellingdon is a small village about a mile out of Chesham on a ridge of the Chiltern Hills, 600 feet above sea level. Before the Second World War this was a close-knit community with most of the villagers employed in farming and brick-making. The squire was Mr William Lowndes who lived at The Bury

Chesham

Chesham Parish, including the Hamlets of Ashley Green, Billington, Chartridge, (with Hunbridge and Ashbridge) and the Chapelry of Lattimers, (with Waterside and Botley) (Pop. 5,388) Five Daily Schools, One a Lancasterian School for boys, built in 1827, and capable of containing 150, but fro

Chesham

In the past, Ley Hill was well-known for its gypsies and drunkards! The former for the good camping facilities and the profusion of hazel twigs (from which they made clothes pegs) on the Common, and the latter for the close proximity of the four Pubs - The Swan, The Crown, The Five Bells and The Hen

Chesham

Miss Emma Harding of Savecroft Farm, Bellingdon, near Chesham, writes of her grandparents Daniel and Emma Harding who told her of their childhood in the country. Daniel Harding was bom in 1847. His grandfather was a farm bailiff at Ashley Green and was born in the latter part of the eighteenth centu

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Chesham

 

Places

 

NameTypeNote
Chesham PARISH St Mary
Asherugge NAMES name for Asheridge in 1535
Cestreham NAMES name for Chesham in Domesday Book in 1086
Chesum NAMES name for Chesham in 1675
Codmer Fm NAMES name for codmore in 1766
Codmers NAMES name for Codmore in 1619
Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Hinton Chapel, Waterside. First Mentioned: 1701. Rebulit 1898
General Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Broadway. First Mentioned: 1712. Present building 1901
General Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Blucher Street. First Mentioned: 1710. Rebuilt 1735, 1835
Particular Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Red Lion Street. First Mentioned: 1701. Present building 1897
Particular Baptist NON-CONFORMIST Old Meeting House. First Mentioned: 1719. Rebuilt 1814
Quaker NON-CONFORMIST Bellingdon Road. First Mentioned: 1672
Asheridge PLACE within the parish
Ashley Green PLACE within the parish
Barn Wood PLACE within the parish
Bellingdon PLACE within the parish
Blackwell Hall PLACE within the parish
Blakwell Hall PLACE within the parish
Botley PLACE within the parish
Charteridge (Part) PLACE within the parish
Chesham Bois PLACE within the parish
Codmore PLACE within the parish
Germains PLACE within the parish
Highham (lost) PLACE within the parish, now lost
Hundridge PLACE within the parish
Hundridge (Part) PLACE within the parish
Hyde House PLACE within the parish
Leyhill Common PLACE within the parish
Pednor PLACE within the parish
Skottowe PLACE within the parish
The Bury PLACE within the parish
Waterside (Part) PLACE within the parish

 

Photographs

 

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Places Library

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Chesham

Part: More than 70 summers -- Illustrated, No index T Harman & R Boyd 1990

Weight (grams): 342      Library Ref: BP148

Chesham

Part: Seventy summers -- Illustrated Map, No index 256pp T Harman 1986

Weight (grams): 602      Library Ref: BP149

Chesham

Part: 100 years of Methodism in Chesham -- The building, ministers and congregation, Illustrated 32pp 1996

Weight (grams): 70      Library Ref: BP151

Chesham

Part: Eva's story -- Reminiscences of author, first published in Bucks Examiner, Illustrated, No index 119pp E Rance 1991

Weight (grams): 246      Library Ref: BP154

Chesham

Part: Buckinghamshire Curiosities -- Includes articles on 63 places, Illustrated 124pp J Lucas

Weight (grams): 280      Library Ref: BP531

Population

These population figures are based on the Census results. The boundaries are those used in the particular census which may vary over time..

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18013969
18114441
18215032
18315388
18415593
18516098
18615985
18716488
18816502
18918018
19019005
19118204
19218584
19318812
1941N/A
195111433
196116297
197120447
198120809
199119819

There was no census in 1941.

Records

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Parish   Church   Register   Start
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Chesham   Christ Church   Baptisms   1864   1895   Yes,
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Chesham   St Mary   Baptisms   1538   1902   Yes,
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Yes,
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Chesham   St Mary   Marriages   1538   1911   Yes,
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Yes,
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Chesham   Calvinist & Old Baptist   Burials   1828   1837   Yes,
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Yes,
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Chesham   St Mary   Burials   1538   1933   Yes,
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Yes,
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Chesham   Independent   Burials   1813   1836   Yes,
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Yes,
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Register Library

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Part:

Details: Bap: 1637-1730 Mar: 1637-1730 Bur: 1637-1730 Chess Valley Arch and Historic Barracuda Books1984

Size: A4      Weight (grams): 1300      Library Ref: PR80

     

Part:

Details: Mar: 1538-1636 Bur: 1538-1636 J W Garrett-Pegge Vol 4 BPRS1904

Size: A4      Weight (grams): 232      Library Ref: PR132

     

Part:

Details: Bap: 1538-1636 J W Garrett-Pegge Vol 4 BPRS1904

Size: A4      Weight (grams): 236      Library Ref: PR133

     

Part:

Details: Bap: 1730-1742 Mar: 1730-1742 Bur: 1730-1742 Chess Valley Arch and Historic1996

Size: A4      Weight (grams): 282      Library Ref: PR84

     

Part:

Details: Bap: 1538-1636 Mar: 1538-1636 Bur: 1538-1636 J W Garrett-Pegge BPRS Vol 4 Chess Valley Arch and Historic1997

Size: (5 mfc)      Weight (grams): 39      Library Ref: PR114

     

Part:

Details: Bap: 1730-1742 Mar: 1730-1742 Bur: 1730-1742 Chess Valley Arch and Historic1996

Size: (1 mfc)      Weight (grams): 24      Library Ref: PR171

     

Part:

Details: Bap: 1637-1730 Mar: 1637-1730 Bur: 1637-1730 Chess Valley Archaeological an Chess Valley Arch and Historic1997

Size: (6 mfc)      Weight (grams): 38      Library Ref: PR172

     

Part:

Details: Bap: 1743-1760 Mar: 1743-1754 Bur: 1743-1760 Chess Valley Arch and Historic203

Size: A4      Weight (grams): 315      Library Ref: PR239

     

Part:

Details: Mar: 1637-1837 T Gurney Ext from Bucks PRs, Marriages Vol 8 Phillimore1912

Size: A4      Weight (grams): 344      Library Ref: PR299

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School Records Project

 

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Surnames

These were extracted from our own records and presented as a guide.

PositionBefore 1700   18th Century   19th Century   Overall Surnames  
1DELLWARESMITHBIRCH
2GROVERBIRCHBIRCHWARE
3BIRCHNASHBARNESSMITH
4WAREDELLWRIGHTHARDING
5HARDINGHARDINGDARVELLDELL
6COCKEHOWBATCHELORBARNES
7COCKBURCHGOMMGROVER
8WEEDONCOCKPAYNEHOW
9BYRCHSMITHPUDDEPHATTPAYNE
10GATEJONESKINGWRIGHT