is a village that sits on the border between Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.
was originally joined with the adjacent village of Chenies. Both were anciently called Isenhampstead, at a time when there was a royal palace in the vicinity. However, in the reign of King Edward III of England the lands were split between two manorial barons: Thomas Cheyne in the village that later became called ’Chenies’, and William Latimer
in this village. Latimer
came into possession of the manor in 1326.
At the time of the English Civil War Latimer
belonged to the Earl of Devonshire. When Charles I was captured by the Parliamentarian forces he was brought to Latimer
on his way to London.
The small village includes 17th- and 18th-century cottages around a triangular village green with a pump on it. The church of St Mary Magdelane was rebuilt by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1867. The rectory was built in the 18th century in grey and red brick.
The nearest railway station to Latimer
is Chalfont and Latimer
situated in the nearby town of Little Chalfont which is on the Chiltern Line between Aylesbury and London Marylebone with London Underground services between Baker Street and Amersham.
House is an historic country house just outside the village.