Chesham Bois Common Architecture and History Walk (4101)

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    Start dateMay 22 2024
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    Time01:00 pm
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    LocationHP6 5NA
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    Price£6 per Adult, Under 18s free.

Starting at Chesham Bois Parish Centre (as per previous walks) this walk will be around the outskirts of Chesham Bois Common, looking at the history of Chesham Bois from the early Manor Farms, through the development of the village after the railway to WWII.

We will talk about the architects and developers who built the houses and the artists, artisans and social campaigners who lived in them. Mostly level walk of around 2 miles but some climbing through woodland and on common paths.


Additional information

Alison Bailey and Christopher Collier. Amersham Museum. The walk leaders have been researching the architecture of Amersham-on-the-Hill and Chesham Bois for some years as volunteers for Amersham Museum, leading walks and giving lectures on Arts & Crafts and Modernism
There is parking available at the starting point. St Leonard's Parish Centre which is less than a mile from Amersham Railway Station. There are other carparks in town.
2 miles
Short walks (up to 3 miles)
2h 30m
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)
Yes (Suitable for older children interested in history.)
Yes (Less than a mile from Amersham Railway station and on bus route - although buses are infrequent. The stop is known as Anne's Corner )