Market Square

Market in/near Amersham, existing until 1939

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2018
Sheep in Market Square with Mr Lillywhite, the policeman, in 1890
Credit: George Ward/Amersham Museum

Amersham’s Market Square took up the eastern end of the High Street.

At the top of Whielden Street where one turns left into the High Street was once the Market Square.

The Market Square is dominated by the Market Hall in one corner. Since the town was bypassed in the 1980s, this junction has become a lot less important.

It was the traditional venue for important announcements such as the death of royalty.

Until 1939 the fourth side of the square was formed by a double row of cottages down towards The Broadway. The local council issued a slum clearance order and these cottages were demolished.



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Amersham

Amersham is a market town 27 miles north west of London, in the Chiltern Hills, England. It is part of the London commuter belt.

Amersham is split into two distinct areas: Old Amersham, set in the valley of the River Misbourne, which contains the 13th century parish church of St. Mary's and several old pubs and coaching inns; and Amersham-on-the-Hill, which grew rapidly around the railway station in the early part of the 20th century.

Records date back to pre-Anglo-Saxon times, when it was known as Egmondesham.

In 1200 Geoffrey, Earl of Essex obtained a charter for Amersham allowing him to hold a Friday market and a fair on 7 and 8 September. In 1613 a new charter was granted to Edward, Earl of Bedford, changing the market day to Tuesday and establishing a statute fair on 19 September.

The area of the town now known as Amersham on the Hill was referred to as Amersham Common until after the arrival of the Metropolitan Line in 1892. After this date growth of the new area of the town gradually accelerated, with much work being done by the architect John Kennard). It is now known locally as the Top Town.

Amersham is linked to London by the Metropolitan Line of London Underground and is the last station on the Metropolitan main line. Much of this line is shared with the mainline railway service, which runs from Marylebone to Aylesbury.

The construction of the railway line was controversial at the time and objections from local landowners prevented its construction until 1892.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Amersham:   Amersham is a market town 27 miles north west of London, in the Chiltern Hills, England. It is part of the London commuter belt.
Amersham Workhouse:   The Amersham Workhouse was situated on the site of Amersham Hospital.
Tescos Roundabout, HP7:   Tescos Roundabout is the colloquial name for the junction of The Broadway and the A355.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Acres End, HP7 · Ash Grove, HP6 · Ashdown Way, HP6 · Ashleigh Close, HP7 · Batchelors Way, HP7 · Beech Grove, HP7 · Belvedere Close, HP6 · Bensheim Way, HP6 · Berry Field Park, HP6 · Birch Close, HP6 · Birch Gardens, HP7 · Black Acre Close, HP7 · Blackhorse Close, HP6 · Blackhorse Crescent, HP6 · Bramble Lane, HP7 · Bridge Place, HP6 · Briery Way, HP6 · Broadway, HP7 · Brudenell Close, HP6 · Bury Farm, HP7 · Butlers Close, HP6 · Canterbury Close, HP7 · Cedar Grove, HP7 · Centenary Way, HP6 · Chequers Hill, HP7 · Chesham Road, HP6 · Chestnut Close, HP6 · Chestnut Lane, HP6 · Chichester Row, HP6 · Chiltern Parade, HP6 · Clare Park, HP7 · College Drive, HP7 · Copperkins Lane, HP6 · Courtyard Close, HP6 · Dane Close, HP7 · Deans Close, HP6 · Devonshire Avenue, HP6 · Devonshire Close, HP6 · Duncombe Close, HP6 · Eagle Close, HP6 · Ely Close, HP7 · Fieldway, HP7 · First Avenue, HP7 · Forge End, HP7 · Garden End, HP6 · Grimsdell’s Lane, HP6 · Grove Road, HP6 · Hardwicke Gardens, HP6 · Hazell Park, HP7 · Hervines Court, HP6 · Hervines Road, HP6 · High Coppice, HP7 · High View Place, HP7 · Highland Road, HP7 · Highmoor, HP7 · Highover Park, HP7 · Hill Avenue, HP6 · Hillside Gardens, HP7 · Hillway, HP7 · Hundred Acres Lane, HP7 · Hyrons Close, HP6 · Hyrons Lane, HP6 · Kennard’s Court, HP6 · King George V Road, HP6 · Kirkham Way, HP6 · Lane Wood Close, HP7 · Latimer Road, HP6 · Lexham Gardens, HP6 · Leywood Close, HP7 · Lime Tree Walk, HP7 · Lincoln Park, HP7 · Little Reeves Avenue, HP7 · Lollards Close, HP6 · London Road East, HP7 · London Road West, HP7 · London Road, HP7 · Longfield Drive, HP6 · Longfield Drive, HP7 · Longwood Lane, HP7 · Meadow Bank Close, HP7 · Meadow Drive, HP6 · Millshot Drive, HP7 · Mitchell Walk, HP6 · Mortens Wood, HP7 · Mulberry Close, HP7 · New Road, HP6 · North Road, HP6 · Nursery Close, HP7 · Oakfield Close, HP6 · Old Farm Lane, HP7 · Orchard End Avenue, HP7 · Orchard Lane, HP6 · Parchment Close, HP6 · Park Place, HP6 · Park Road, HP6 · Parkfield Avenue, HP6 · PFP, HP7 · Piggotts End, HP7 · Piggotts Orchard, HP7 · Pineapple Road, HP7 · Pines Close, HP6 · Plantation Road, HP6 · Plantation Way, HP6 · Pomeroy Close, HP7 · Popes Close, HP6 · Quarrendon Road, HP7 · Quill Hall Lane, HP6 · Raans Road, HP6 · Rectory Drive, HP7 · Rectory Hill, HP6 · Rectory Hill, HP7 · Rectory Way, HP7 · Redding Drive, HP6 · Rickmansworth Road, HP6 · Roundwood Road, HP6 · Ruckles Way, HP7 · Salisbury Close, HP7 · Saxon Close, HP6 · Scholars Way, HP6 · Sheepfold Lane, HP7 · Shortway, HP6 · South Road, HP6 · Springett Place, HP6 · Springfields, HP6 · St Michaels Square, HP6 · Stanley Hill Avenue, HP7 · Stanley Hill, HP6 · Stanley Hill, HP7 · Station Road, HP6 · Station Road, HP7 · Stubbs End Close, HP6 · Sycamore Close, HP6 · Sycamore Road, HP6 · Tall Oaks, HP6 · The Drive, HP7 · The Gowers, HP6 · The Meadows, HP7 · The Penningtons, HP6 · The Ridgeway, HP7 · The Rise, HP7 · Tudor Park, HP6 · Washington Row, HP7 · Weedon Lane, HP6 · Weller Close, HP6 · Weller Road, HP6 · West Acres, HP7 · Westanley Avenue, HP7 · Westmount Avenue, HP7 · Whielden Street, HP7 · White Lion Close, HP7 · Willow Lane, HP7 · Windmill Wood, HP6 · Woodfield Park, HP6 · Woodside Close, HP6 · Woodside Road, HP6 · York Close, HP7 ·

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