History of the Amersham Area

What’s New on this website

This website is still growing as more contributions are received and the list below shows the changes in the last year.  Just click on any of the underlined words to see the page.


November 2016

New page about Boughtons of Bell Lane.

December 2016

New links added to research done by the Amersham Society about houses in Whielden Street: no. 23 and nos. 43 & 45.

January 2017

New page added about Richard Morris, Pastor of Amersham Baptist Church for 41 years from 1776; new page about Woodside Farm; new page about the Toovey Family, some of whom lived in the building which is now Amersham Museum.

February 2017

New link added at the bottom of the page about the Richardson Sisters to a large selection of their paintings.

March 2017

A new article about the Mason family of Beel House; new page about the Shardeloes Water Wheel.

April 2017

New section added about Little Chalfont with a new page about the many farms which existed before the railway arrived and another about the Turnpike milestone.

May 2017

More names have been added to the list of Shardeloes Babies born when the house was a maternity home in WW2. 

June 2017

A new article about the origins of the name of Whielden Street; an article about Beel House; more information about Arthur Terry’s shop in The Broadway added.

July 2017

More information added about the Friends’ Meeting House.

August 2017

Updated pdf attachment about the Toovey family; new information and photos about Bessie Ward and her brother, William Eagles, added to the George Ward page; new page about WW2 Intelligence and Interrogation; plan added showing the layout of the “Upper Meeting” when it was a Baptist Chapel.

September 2017

New query added about Morley’s Yard plaque.

October 2017

Newspaper articles added about Ebenezer West’s ordination in Chenies and funeral in Amersham; a new page about the Tudor Saunders family; new page about Martha Morris; some of the pdfs attached to Amersham Remembers (the U3A WW1 project) have been updated; new information added about Rosa de Leon.

November 2017

New article about Wycombe Heath;


Have you seen the virtual exhibition of

George Ward’s photos from 1880 to 1930?