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Amersham
Amersham
Statistics
Population: 17,719
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: SU965985
Administration
District: Chiltern
County: Buckinghamshire
Region: South East England
Country: England
Other
Ceremonial county: Buckinghamshire
Historic county: Buckinghamshire
Services
Police force: Thames Valley Police
Post office and telephone
Post town: AMERSHAM
Postal district: HP7
Dialling code: 01240, 01494
Politics
UK Parliament: Chesham & Amersham
European Parliament: South East England
England

Amersham (previously Agmondesham) is a market town 27 miles north west of London, in the Chiltern Hills, England. It is part of the London commuter belt. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The Chiltern District is one of four local government district of Buckinghamshire in south central England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Map of Bucks (1904) This article is about the English county. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity in England. ... South East England is one of the official regions of England. ... Constituent country is an official term used to describe three of the four principal component parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK): England; Scotland; Wales. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Map of Bucks (1904) This article is about the English county. ... The traditional counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England into around forty areas, which were used for both administrative and general geographical demarcation for several hundreds of years. ... Map of Bucks (1904) This article is about the English county. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Thames Valley Police is one of the largest Home Office police services in England and the largest non-metropolitan one, covering 2200 sq mi (5,700 km²) and a population of 2. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... To see the list in alphabetical order see the categories UK Parliamentary constituencies and UK Parliamentary constituencies (historic). ... Chesham and Amersham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The inside of the building The European Parliament (formerly European Parliamentary Assembly) is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... South East England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... The Chiltern Hills are a chalk escarpment that stretches in a south-west to north-east diagonal from Goring-On-Thames to Luton, but is most prominent in Buckinghamshire. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Commuters from East Anglia arrive at Liverpool Street Station The London Commuter Belt or London Metropolitan Area is the name given to the built-up area surrounding and running into Greater London but not administered as part of it. ...


Amersham is widely known because of a multinational pharmaceutical company, Amersham plc (originally known as Amersham International, and acquired in 2004 by the American company General Electric), that took its name from the town. Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmacon (φάρμακον) meaning drug, and logos (λόγος) meaning science) is the study of how chemical substances interact with living systems. ... Amersham plc is a UK pharmaceutical company, specializing in medical diagnostics. ... GE redirects here; for other uses, see GE (disambiguation). ...


Amersham is split into two distinct areas: Amersham on the Hill, which is close to the railway station, and Old Amersham, which contains St. Mary's, a 13th century church, and several old inns. Amersham station is a London Underground station in Travelcard Zone D on the Metropolitan line. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ...

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History

Records of Amersham date back to pre-Saxon times, when it was known as Agmondesham, and by the time that the Domesday book was written at around 1086 it became known as Elmodesham. The Domesday entry is as follows: This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Doomesday Book (also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester), was the record of the great survey of England completed in 1086, executed for William the Conqueror, that was similar to a census by a government of today. ... Events Domesday Book is completed in England Emperor Shirakawa of Japan starts his cloistered rule Imam Ali Mosque is rebuilt by the Seljuk Malik Shah I after being destroyed by fire. ...

Geoffrey de Mandeville holds Amersham. It answers for 7 1/2 hides. Land for 16 ploughs; in lordship 2 hides; 3 ploughs there. 14 villagers with 4 smallholders have 9 ploughs; a further 4 possible. 7 slaves; meadow for 16 ploughs; woodland 400 pigs. The total value is and was £9; before 1066 £16. Queen Edith held this manor.

Queen Edith was the wife of Edward the Confessor and sister of king Harold, and after her death in 1075 the land passed to William the Conqueror who granted it to Geoffrey de Mandeville. Edward the Confessor or Eadweard III (c. ... Harold Godwinson, or Harold II of England (c. ... Events Revolt of the Earls. ... William I ( 1027 – September 9, 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087. ... Geoffrey de Mandeville is the name of several important medieval English barons. ...

Arms of Amersham Town Council
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Arms of Amersham Town Council

Amersham is linked to London by the Metropolitan Line of London Underground and is the last station on its branch of this line. Much of this line is shared with the mainline railway service, which runs from Marylebone to Aylesbury. Arms of Amersham Town Council. ... Arms of Amersham Town Council. ... London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... The Metropolitan Line is part of the London Underground. ... The nickname the Tube comes from the circular tube-like tunnels through which the small-profile trains travel. ... Amersham station is a London Underground station in Travelcard Zone D on the Metropolitan line. ... Marylebone (sometimes written St. ... St Marys Church, Aylesbury Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire in south central England. ...


Amersham sent two MPs to the unreformed House of Commons, and was considered a rotten borough until the Reform Act 1832 stripped it of its representation. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The House of Commons in the 18th century The unreformed House of Commons is the name generally given to the British House of Commons as it existed before the Reform Act of 1832. ... The term rotten borough refers to a parliamentary borough or constituency in the Kingdom of England (pre-1707), the Kingdom of Great Britain (1707-1801), the Kingdom of Ireland (1536-1801) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (from 1801 until their final abolition in 1867) which due... The Reform Act of 1832 (known also as the Great Reform Act and The Parliamentary Reform Act 1832) introduced wide-ranging changes to electoral franchise legislation in the United Kingdom. ...


Educational establishments

Primary Schools in the town include Chestnut Lane Primary, Elangeni School, Chesham Bois Church of England School, St. Mary's Church of England School, St. George's Church of England School and Woodside Junior School.


Secondary schools in the town include Dr Challoner's Grammar School (a grammar school, as the name suggests) and the Amersham School. Dr Challoners Grammar School is a Voluntary Controlled Grammar School of approximately 1280 boys located in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. ... A grammar school is a type of school found in some English-speaking countries; some of which date back to earlier than the 16th century. ... Amersham School is a mixed secondary school in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. ...


Amersham & Wycombe College is the only Further Education esablishment in Amersham. Amersham and Wycombe College is a British college with campuses in Amersham, Chesham and High Wycombe. ... Further education is education in addition to that received at secondary school. ...


Geography

Amersham is located at 51°40′00″N, 00°38′00″W (51.6667, -0.6333)1. A gazetteer is a geographic dictionary index; a combination atlas/almanac. ...


Sport and recreation

Amersham has a King George's Field in memorial to King George V. There are 471 King George V Playing Fields[2] in the United Kingdom, all part of an enormous memorial to King George V, each of which is an individual registered charity[3]. This is the page for Buckinghamshire Main article: King Georges Fields See also: List of King George... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert) (3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor (formerly known as the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha). ...


See also

Amersham Museum is a small local museum based in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. ... The River Misbourne rises in a field on the outskirts of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, and flows down the Misbourne valley to join the River Colne just north of where the latter is crossed by the A40 Western Avenue. ... Shardeloes is a large 18th century country house 1 mile northwest of Amersham in Buckinghamshire, England. ... Moore and Tony Curtis in The Persuaders! (1971/72). ... Sir Tim Rice Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English lyricist for musical theatre, a radio presenter, television gameshow panelist and an author. ...

External links

  • Amersham News, Views & Information
  • Amersham Town Council
  • The Best Of Amersham ... Find local Businesses, News and Events for Amersham
  • Saint Mary's Church, Old Amersham
  • Amersham Field Centre
  • Amersham on Placeopedia
  • The old coaching towns of Amersham and Beaconsfield
  • About Amersham

Placepedia Geoencyclopedia Placeopedia is an online application which integrates Google Maps images (including satellite photos) and Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. ...

References

  • Population figures (PDF)

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Amersham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (401 words)
Amersham is widely known because of a multinational pharmaceutical company, Amersham plc (originally known as Amersham International, and acquired in 2004 by the American company General Electric), that took its name from the town.
Amersham is split into two distinct areas: Amersham on the Hill, which is close to the railway station, and Old Amersham, which contains St. Mary's, a 13th century church, and several old inns.
Amersham sent two MPs to the unreformed House of Commons, and was considered a rotten borough until the Reform Act 1832 stripped it of its representation.
Amersham (including the hamlets of Coleshill and Winchmore Hill) (3531 words)
Amersham is one of the English towns that has been reproduced at a scale of 15 inches to the mile in the reprints of old Ordnance Survey maps from the late 19th/early 20th century by Alan Godfrey.
Amersham is fortunate that one of its sons, George Ward, was a prolific and able photographer of his native town and its people, and that many of his images survive.
Amersham is in the Archdeaconry of Buckingham in the Diocese of Lincoln.
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