The Churches of Britain and Ireland
and Amersham Old Town, Buckinghamshire
King's Church (Baptist), Old Amersham. SU 958 972. © Chalmers Cursley.
Methodist Chapel, Old Amersham. SU 954 975. © Chalmers Cursley.
St. John (Methodist), at Amersham on the Hill. SU 968 985. © Chalmers Cursley.
St. Mary on Church Street, Old Amersham. SU 95804 97380. © Chalmers Cursley. Another view, © Martin Richter (2011). Founded in 1140, the list of rectors goes back to 1180. There is identifiable fabric of the 12th, 14th, 15th, 17th, and 19th centuries, and the font has been dated to circa 1310. A selection of gargoyles and carved heads - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. In the churchyard are some unusual gravestones, known as body stones, which were fashionable in the later 18th and first half of the 19th centuries. Apparently these are also to be found in Kent. There are also some cast-iron memorials - 1, 2. Interior view, the chancel, three fine windows - 1, 2, 3, rood, the unusual pulpit, a memorial, and the font. Another part of the church, locked at the time of Carole's visit, is the Drake Chapel. This was formerly a private monument, standing over the Drake family vault; more on this, including numerous photos, is available here. All © Carole Sage (2017). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Society of Friends (Quakers), Old Amersham. SU 956 971. © Chalmers Cursley.
01 September 2018
© Steve Bulman