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Map sources for Chalfont St Peter at grid reference TQ000908

Chalfont St Peter is a village in south-east Buckinghamshire, England. It is situated in a small group of villages called The Chalfonts (locals have been known to call it St Peter or Chalfont) which also consists of Chalfont St Giles and Little Chalfont. The villages are sandwiched between High Wycombe and Rickmansworth. Chalfont St Peter is one of the largest villages in the UK with nearly 13,000 residents. Image File history File links Dot4gb. ... Image File history File links Gb4dot. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... , Chalfont St Giles is a village in south east Buckinghamshire in the United Kingdom, on the edge of the Chilterns, 25 miles from London, and near to Seer Green, Jordans, Chalfont St Peter, Little Chalfont and Amersham. ... Map sources for Little Chalfont at grid reference SU995975 Little Chalfont is a village in south east Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. ... // The world renound retard, jack milner, has been said to be living in the retarded town just west of high wycombe known as down syndromly. ... , Rickmansworth is a town in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire, England, 4¼ miles (7km) west of Watford. ...


At the time of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 949 there was no distinction made between the three separate villages: the whole area was known as Ceadeles funtan, which is Anglo-Saxon meaning Caedele's Spring. The villages were however separated by 1237 when in manorial rolls Chalfont St Peter was referred to as Chalfund Sancti Petri. The suffix St Peter is taken from the dedication of the church in the village. The initial page of the Peterborough Chronicle. ... Events Belgian astronomer Jean Meeus asserts that the orbits of all nine planets were within the same 90% arc of the solar system on 1 February 949. ... Old English (also called Anglo-Penis[1], Englisc by its speakers) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... // Events Thomas II of Savoy becomes count of Flanders. ... Generic plan of a mediaeval manor; open-field strip farming, some enclosures, triennial crop rotation, demesne and manse, common woodland, pasturage and meadow Manorialism or Seigneurialism is the organization of rural economy and society in medieval western and parts of central Europe, characterised by the vesting of legal and economic...


The village of Gerrards Cross was once a hamlet in the parish of Chalfont St Peter. There is also a hamlet to the north of Chalfont St Peter called Chalfont Common. , Gerrards Cross is a village in Buckinghamshire, England. ... A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Chalfont Common is a hamlet in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. ...

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History

An old photo of Chalfont St Peter CofE Church
An old photo of Chalfont St Peter CofE Church

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Early History

Chalfont St Peter was described in 1806 in Magna Britannia as follows: Magna Britannia, being a concise topographical account of the several counties of Great Britain (to give its full title) was an ambitious topographical and historical survey published by the antiquarians Daniel Lysons and his brother Samuel Lysons in several volumes between 1806 and 1822. ...

"Chalfont St Peter, in the hundred and deanery of Burnham, lies about five miles from Amersham, on the road to London, and nearly six miles from Uxbridge in Middlesex. The manor, which belonged to Missenden Abbey, was granted in 1536 to Robert Drury esq. whose descendants sold it in 1626 to the Bulstrodes: in 1646 it was conveyed to Thomas Gower esq. of whom, in 1650, it was purchased by Mr. Richard Whitchurch, ancestor of Mrs. Anne Whitchurch, the present proprietor.
"An ancient manor in this parish takes its name from the family of Brudenell, (collateral ancestors of the Earl of Cardigan), who formerly possessed it; from them it descended by female heirs to the Drurys and Osbornes. It afterwards came into the Duke of Portland's family, of whom it was purchased by Charles Churchill esq. the late proprietor; it is now the property of Thomas Hibbert esq. Mr. Hibbert's seat, which is called Chalfont-house, was a distinct property; and before it came into Mr. Churchill's hands, was in the families of Wilkins and Selman.
"Newlands, in this parish, the seat of Sir Henry Thomas Gott, was purchased by its present possessor about the year 1770, of Mr. Croke of Beaconsfield: it had been formerly in the family of Saunders, and was sold by Sir John Saunders to Mr. Hopkins, of whom it was purchased by Mr. Croke.
"In the church are memorials for the family of Whitchurch. The advowson and impropriation which belonged formerly to Missenden abbey, and afterwards to the Drurys, was given by Sir Thomas Allen to the president and scholars of St. John's college in Oxford, who present the vicar and grant him a lease of the great tithes.
"The Earl of Portland built a school at Gerrard's Cross, in this parish, adjoining the road from London to High Wycombe. It has no endowment, but has always been supported by the Portland family: the duke appoints the master, and allows him a salary for teaching a number of boys of this and some of the neighbouring parishes.
"William Courtnay, who died in 1770, gave a loaf of bread weekly to each of eleven unmarried poor women of this parish, and one to the clerk."

This rich and varied history adds to Chalfont St Peter's image and culture. In the Church of England and Roman Catholic Church, a deanery is a collection of parishes within an archdeaconry. ... Amersham (previously Agmondesham) is a market town 27 miles north west of London, in the Chiltern Hills, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other places with the same name, see Uxbridge (disambiguation). ... The Middlesex Guildhall at Westminster Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and was the second smallest (after Rutland). ... Missenden Abbey (also referred to as Great Missenden Abbey) was an Augustinian monastery founded in 1133 in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Earl of Cardigan is an English peerage title. ... The Duke of Portland is a peerage title created in 1716 for Henry Bentinck, who was already Earl of Portland. ... The title of Earl of Portland has been created twice in the Peerage of England, most recently for Hans Willem Bentinck, the favorite of King William III in 1689. ... // The world renound retard, jack milner, has been said to be living in the retarded town just west of high wycombe known as down syndromly. ...


Modern History

Today Chalfont St Peter is one of the largest villages in the United Kingdom due to the completion of Gerrards Cross railway station which between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill on the Chiltern Line line. Modern buildings and urbanisation now dominate the village center and very little historic architecture remains. The first major development of the village were rows of Georgian shops (some of which still remain). Much larger developments came in the late 1920s and these shops that run up the main street towards gold hill common now comprise most of the village center. Modernisation and urbanisation continued up until the 1960s when most of the Georgian shops were demolished in favour of a concrete development of flats, offices and shops fronts surrounding a central car park. This development is now widely regarded as an eyesore but there are no upcoming plans to change it. Gerrards Cross railway station serves the village of Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire. ... The main entrance to Marylebone station. ... The station entrance Birmingham Snow Hill station is a railway station located in the centre of Birmingham, England. ... The Chiltern Main Line is the railway line from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill. ... The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about traditional meanings of the word office. ... Parking lot is the American English term that refers to a cleared area that is more or less level and is intended for parking vehicles. ...

Gold Hill Common
Gold Hill Common

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Popularity

The population Boom

Since the building of Gerrards Cross railway station in the late 19th century Chalfont St Peter has risen dramatically in popularity. From 1801 to 1901 the populations of the village only saw a 700 person rise - giving a population of 1700. But from 1901 to the modern day Chalfont St Peter has become one of the largest villages in the whole United Kingdom and boasts nearly 13,000 inhabitants. This dramatic rise in population has led to an increased urbanisation of the area, but this has not yet led to uncomfortable living conditions and overcrowding. Gerrards Cross railway station serves the village of Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The Middle Classes

Chalfont St Peter is mainly inhabited by commuters who work in or around central London. Chalfont St Peter is popular among the middle classes (the majority with families) as a commuter village. The above average house prices in Chalfont St Peter are a symptom of its popularity, which in turn creates an exclusive attitude in Chalfont St Peter itself and around the surrounding areas. Commuting is the process of travelling from a place of residence to a place of work. ... Central London is a much-used but unofficial and vaguely defined term for the most inner part of London, the capital of England. ...


Tourist Attractions

Chalfont St Peter is often described as the Gateway to the Chiltern Hills. It is not a major tourist centre but has many places to stay the most notable being The Greyhound, which is situated at the foot of the village upon the banks of the River Misbourne. Whilst there are no tourist attractions within the village it is perfectly placed for easy access to London (which only takes 30 minutes) and easy access to all of the tourist attractions within the Chiltern Hills. Nearby there are several manor houses of considerable beauty, well worth a look, as well as many museums, cottages and parks. Milton's Cottage in Chalfont St Giles, Colne Valley Regional Park, Bekonscot Model Village, Chenies Manor House, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Odds Farm Park, Cliveden, Dorney Court, Harrow Museum & Heritage Centre, Royal Windsor Racecourse and Hughenden Manor are the nearest attractions to the village itself. The Chiltern Hills are a chalk escarpment that stretches in a south_west to north_east diagonal across several counties of southern England, but is most prominent in Buckinghamshire. ... 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. ... 19th century Cottages in the small hamlet of Crafton, Buckinghamshire For other uses, see Cottage (disambiguation). ... Miltons Cottage is a timber framed 16th century building located in the Buckinghamshire village of Chalfont St Giles. ... , Chalfont St Giles is a village in south east Buckinghamshire in the United Kingdom, on the edge of the Chilterns, 25 miles from London, and near to Seer Green, Jordans, Chalfont St Peter, Little Chalfont and Amersham. ... Bekonscot in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, is the oldest model village in the world. ... Chiltern Open Air Museum is a museum of Vernacular Buildings and a tourist attraction located near Chalfont St Peter and Chalfont St. ... View looking north from the Ring in the Parterre showing Terrace Pavilion and Clock Tower to the left with Lower Terrace and Borghese Balustrade below Cliveden should not be confused with Clevedon in Somerset Cliveden as seen from its lawn. ... Dorney Court is an early Tudor manor house, dating from around 1500, located in the village of Dorney, Buckinghamshire. ... Windsor Racecourse, also known as Royal Windsor Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Windsor, Berkshire. ... Hughenden Valley (formerly called Hughenden or Hitchendon) is an extensive village in Buckinghamshire, England, just to the north of High Wycombe. ...

Chalfonts Community College
Chalfonts Community College

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Education

  • Robertswood Combined and Nursery School
  • Chalfont St Peter Infant School
  • Chalfont St. Peter Church of England School
  • St. Joseph's Combined Catholic School
  • Chalfonts Community College
  • Gayhurst School - Private Boys
  • Holy Cross Convent - Private Girls (Closed summer 2006)

Chalfonts Community College is a co-educational secondary school in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. ...

Transport & Connections

Chalfont St Peter has many bus routes running through the main town and through the more suburban areas of the town. These bus routes include connections with Slough, Amersham, Berkhamsted and Uxbridge. It is also close to Gerrards Cross railway station which has links to Marylebone and High Wycombe railway station. Slough (pronounced ) is a town and unitary authority (Borough of Slough) in England. ... Amersham (previously Agmondesham) is a market town 27 miles north west of London, in the Chiltern Hills, England. ... Berkhamsted is a historic town of some 19,000 people. ... For other places with the same name, see Uxbridge (disambiguation). ... Gerrards Cross railway station serves the village of Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire. ... Marylebone station or London Marylebone station is a National Rail and London Underground station in central London. ... High Wycombe railway station is the railway station of the town of High Wycombe. ...


Other Institutions

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Notable residents

Patrick OBrian (12 December 1914 – 2 January 2000; born as Richard Patrick Russ) was an English novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey–Maturin series of novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and centered on the friendship of Captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish... The Aubrey–Maturin series, also known as the Aubreyad, is a sequence of 20 historical novels by Patrick OBrian, set during the Napoleonic Wars and centring on the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ships surgeon Stephen Maturin, who is also a physician...

References

  • "A History of Chalfont St Peter and Gerrards Cross", C G Edmonds, 1964 and "The History of Bulstrode", A M Baker, 2003 published as one book by Colin Smythe Ltd, 2003

External links

Coordinates: 51.60717° N 0.55736° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Chalfont St Peter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (245 words)
Chalfont St Peter is a village in south east Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.
The suffix St Peter is taken from the dedication of the church in the village.
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The suffixes St Giles and St Peter are taken from the dedications of the churches of those two villages.
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The town of Gerrards Cross was once a hamlet in the parish of Chalfont St Peter.
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