The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Amersham and Amersham Old Town, Buckinghamshire

Amersham on Wikipedia.

Amersham Churches website.

Amersham Free Church (Baptist and U.R.C.) on Sycamore Road. SU 9663 9869. Chalmers Cursley. Link.

King's Church (Baptist), off High Street, Old Amersham. SU 9561 9727. Chalmers Cursley. Link.

Methodist Chapel on High Street, Old Amersham. SU 9544 9746. Chalmers Cursley.

St. John (Methodist), at Amersham on the Hill. SU 9680 9857. Chalmers Cursley. Link.

 St. Mary on Church Street, Old Amersham. SU 9580 9738. 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. For related listed features, see here.

St. Michael and All Angels on Sycamore Road, Amersham. SU 9654 9866. Chalmers Cursley. Link.

Society of Friends (Quakers) on Whielden Street, Old Amersham. SU 9561 9704. Chalmers Cursley. Link. Grade II* listed. Early 20th   century maps show this building as Wesleyan Methodist - this source confirms that it changed hands in the 19th century, returning to Friends' ownership at a later date (evidently in the 20th century).





29 December 2023

Steve Bulman

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